Claire Ingleby, Director
‘Claire Ingleby regularly advises international travel companies and cruise operators on ATOL and package travel regulations. She also represents clients in transactions and is particularly adept at drafting complex commercial agreements. Sources say: “She’s always ready to listen and battle on our behalf, even in the face of very tough opponents.”‘
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Claire heads the commercial department. She joined the firm in 1990.
Over the last 27 years, Claire has specialised exclusively in providing advice and assistance to the travel industry. Over this time, she has been involved in a very wide range of issues. Claire has a comprehensive understanding of not only all aspects of the regulatory and legal environment in which businesses operate but also the competitive pressures they face.
Claire’s in-depth knowledge of travel law and the travel industry is recognised and appreciated by her clients many of whom are very long standing. She has consistently been rated as a leader in the field of travel law by Chambers & Partners, publishers of the leading guide to the legal profession.
Claire advises on all types of commercial agreements, business transactions and regulatory issues affecting the travel industry.
The sale and acquisition of businesses, whether on a share or asset basis, is a core part of Claire’s practice. Her knowledge of the travel industry and travel specific issues, including the regulatory requirements of the CAA, ABTA, IATA and other trade bodies, is invaluable in ensuring clients receive the right advice at the right time and the transaction proceeds to a successful conclusion.
Claire has an in-depth knowledge of the regulatory environment and legislation which applies to companies operating in the travel sector. This includes the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements 2018, the wide range of EU regulations applicable to the travel industry including implementation of international conventions relating to carriage by air and sea, denied boarding and banned carriers, ATOL Regulations and CAA requirements, ABTA and other trade body rules, competition law and data protection.
Drawing on her long experience of the travel industry, Claire drafts and advises on the full range of travel related agreements and issues including airline charter and seat sale agreements, consumer and supplier facing terms and conditions to reflect a range of different business models, conditions of carriage, wholesale supplier agreements and ATOL to ATOL contracts.