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Interpreting ‘Accident’ under the Montreal Convention

United Kingdom - August 30 2019 The High Court recently considered if a failure to act can be an ‘accident’ under Article 17 of the Montreal Convention 1999 in circumstances where…

Alaina Wadsworth, Joanna Owens, Nicholas Medniuk.

One small step for insurance: the Space Industry Act 2018 and Government response to call for evidence

United Kingdom - June 20 2019 One objective of the Government’s Industrial Strategy is for the UK to increase its share of the commercial spaceflight market. As part of this policy…

Alaina Wadsworth, Nicholas Medniuk, Simon Garrett.

Aviation: “extraordinary circumstances” within the Flight Passenger Rights Regulation - no use crying over spilled fuel and runway closures

European Union, United Kingdom - July 11 2019 In Moens v Ryanair Ltd, a Belgian Magistrate's Court asked the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to give a preliminary ruling on the…

Alaina Wadsworth, Nicholas Medniuk, Simon Garrett.

Aviation claims: Potential challenge to concept of accident in the Montreal Convention

European Union, United Kingdom - January 28 2020 A recent Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decision in December 2019 may give scope to challenge the definition and concept of the term…

Alaina Wadsworth, Carl Dray, Nicholas Draper.

Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill introduced to Parliament

United Kingdom - February 6 2020 The Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill was introduced to Parliament on 9 January 2020 and had its second reading on 27 January 2020…

Alaina Wadsworth, Emma Hobkinson, Saskia Hayes.