Matt Gatenby > Travlaw > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Travlaw
LEE HOUSE, 1 LEE LANE
HORSFORTH
LEEDS
LS18 5RF
England

Position

Senior Partner

Career

Matt has over 20 years of experience in the travel law industry. His well-established defendant personal injury practice revolves around two main aspects. Firstly, single party claims for trips, slips and more complex cases such as serious and fatal injuries. Secondly he has a long history or successfully dealing with illness cases – legionnaires outbreaks as well illness group and class actions involving noro-virus, salmonella, cryptosporidium and other types of food poisoning. Matt’s connections, knowledge and experience has also lead to instructions from clients from other jurisdictions on advice on English law. As well as advising various clients on this topic, Matt has been called upon to provide training and seminars to the aviation industry as well as giving commentary in trade publications. He has blogged on various issues, featured in newsletters and has commented on industry issues in the trade press. A popular moderator, trainer and speaker Matt is often asked to deliver in house seminars, appear on panel debates and has also spoken many times in the UK and abroad.

 

In-House Counsel at Thomas Cook 1999 – 2008,
Travlaw LLP 2008 to present, Partner from 2015, Senior Partner from 2018.

Memberships

ABTOF, ABTA, AGTA, AITO, BETA, ITT, TATLA, UKInbound

Lawyer Rankings

London > Transport > Travel

At Leeds-based specialist firm Travlaw, the commercial and corporate governance practice, led by senior partner Matt Gatenby, advises clients including travel businesses and industry bodies on a range of regulatory matters; the team’s expertise covers commercial disputes, data protection, employment and commercial contracts. The disputes side of the practice, which is led by newly promoted partner Krystene Bousfield, has a focus on defending holiday companies and their insurers against major claims brought by consumers – senior counsel Stephen Mason is described as ‘knowing more about travel law than just about any other practitioner in the area’. Employment head Ami Naru is another key name.