Publisher Citation: [2001] All ER (D) 358 (Feb)
Court: Divisional Court

Latham LJ and Astill J

Representation John Wardell (instructed by Mason Bond) for H Ltd
  The respondent authority did not appear and were not represented.
Judgment Dates: 28 February 2001


Trade description - False or misleading statement - False statement as to the provision of facilities - Hotel accommodation - Purchasers of holiday requesting hotel with lift - No statement made by tour operator that hotel would have lift - Justices concluding company failing to take all reasonable precautions to avoid commission of offence by person under its control - Justices convicting company - Whether justices in error - ss 14(1)(a), 24.

The Case

It was necessary for justices to be satisfied that an offence had arisen under s14(1)(a) of the before s24 of that Act became a consideration.

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