Sport, Leisure & Travel
Greenwoods has an experienced team of lawyers with specific expertise in handling sports, leisure and travel related insurance claims.
Sports and Leisure
Clients include sports organisations and governing bodies, venue owners and occupiers and members’ clubs and their insurers. We also act on behalf of pubs, hotels, restaurants, event organisations and stadia.
We handle work of all description, from employer and public liability claims to large property damage cases arising from poor construction of stadia and arenas. As well as resolving disputes quickly and cost efficiently, we advise on disclosure of documents, legal privilege, preservation of evidence, policy coverage and media management. We also advise on risk management and prevention.
Our Personal Injury Group deals with the whole plethora of injury claims, from ‘slip and trip’ claims to complex and high value cases, such as our recent defence of a major sports body and their insurer in relation to a multi-million pound injury claim pursued against a referee.
In the event of major incident or disaster, our Property, Construction & Insurance lawyers move quickly to establish control, advising on any injury claims and handling health and safety and other regulatory enquiries and police investigations. We provide a one-stop service from the immediate aftermath through to recovery of losses. Should the incident lead to regulatory charges, clients are ably assisted by our Health & Safety team, an acknowledged leader in the defence of manslaughter, health and safety and other regulatory prosecutions.
Travel and Holiday claims
We advise insurers and holiday companies on holiday and travel claims, defending both criminal and civil claims arising from incidents abroad. These claims require swift and dedicated handling to prevent the unnecessary escalation of costs. In the event of incidents abroad, we take into account many factors to ensure we make the right decisions from a legal, tactical and commercial standpoint, for example; determining the appropriate jurisdiction; deciding which law to apply and assessing local law (both substantive and procedural).
It is our responsiveness combined with our grasp of the technical issues which sets us apart and provides the reassurance clients require in this complex area.
Greenwoods has vast experience of investigating suspected fraudulent claims, whether relating to holiday or exaggerated property and personal injury claims. Working closely with experts such as surveyors, medical experts and psychiatrists and using our intelligence database, we aim to achieve the strongest possible repudiation of every fraudulent claim.