Gov't Floats Insurance Fund for Thomas Cook Claimants

Law360, London (November 5, 2019, 4:57 PM GMT) -- British travelers who have suffered serious injuries while on vacations arranged by tour company Thomas Cook, which collapsed in September, could receive compensation through a government insurance fund under plans floated by the business secretary on Tuesday.

Andrea Leadsom told Parliament that the “vast majority” of claimants still in line after the company failed face the prospect of not receiving compensation for major injuries or even loss of life because it did not have sufficient insurance.

The government plans to launch a state compensation fund that will cover outstanding claims, Leadsom said. 

“It will be a capped fund, sufficient to ensure there...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!