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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, Liliane Fozard.

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, Liliane Fozard, Simon Garrett.

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, Liliane Fozard, Simon Garrett.

Motor insurer not liable for third party property damage

United Kingdom - April 3 2019 The Supreme Court recently decided that a motor policy did not cover fire damage arising from repair work carried out to a car on private land. Since…

Neil Beighton, Simon Kilgour.

Aviation: construction of exclusive jurisdiction clause in declaratory proceedings

United Kingdom - March 7 2019 The Court of Appeal recently provided a useful guide to the construction of an exclusive jurisdiction clause within a series of contracts for the…

Alaina Wadsworth, Liliane Fozard, Simon Garrett.