Qualified one-way costs shifting bites back — Wagenaar v Weekend Travel Ltd and Serradj

By Paul Eccles

The recent Court of Appeal case Wagenaar v Weekend Travel Ltd and Serradj [2014] highlights the importance of costs consideration for defendants in personal injury claims.

In this case, the claimant brought a claim against the defendant tour operator for injuries suffered while on a ski holiday in France. The claimant alleged negligence on the part of the defendant’s supplier, a third-party ski instructor.

The defendant then brought a Part 20 additional claim against the third-party ski instructor for indemnity and contribution against the third party…

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