Man who slipped in puddle of Baileys on way to BA flight could get £4m – The Guardian

Posted July 10th, 2024 in accidents, airlines, compensation, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘A passenger who suffered a traumatic brain injury after slipping in a puddle of Baileys while heading for a flight could receive up to £4m in compensation.’

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The Guardian, 8th July 2024

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Ryanair and EasyJet among airlines fined £128m for ‘abusive practices’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 31st, 2024 in airlines, consumer protection, fines, news by michael

‘Budget airlines including Ryanair and EasyJet have been fined a total of €150 million (£128 million) by Spain’s government for “abusive practices” including charging passengers for carry-on baggage.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st May 2024

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Greenwashing: Where are we now? – Mills & Reeve

‘Organisations are feeling the pressure more than ever to offer sustainable and environmentally conscious products and services to consumers. However, with the push to appear more eco-friendly comes the risk of over-exaggerating or misleading others with statements about green credentials.’

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Mills & Reeve, 16th May 2024

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Man jailed for vaping and being abusive on Gatwick flight – BBC News

Posted April 11th, 2024 in airlines, assault, news, sentencing, smoking, violence by sally

‘A man has been jailed for five months for “abusive and violent behaviour” towards cabin crew after he was told to stop vaping in a plane’s toilets.’

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BBC News, 10th April 2024

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A New Cause of Action is Born … On the Beach Ltd & Others v Ryanair UK Limited & Others [2023] EWHC 2694 (Comm) – International & Travel Law Blog

Posted January 3rd, 2024 in airlines, chambers articles, compensation, holidays, news by sally

‘In this action On the Beach Ltd (OTB) and associated companies sought to recover from Ryanair sums for which OTB was liable to its customers pursuant to the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 (the PTRs).’

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International & Travel Law Blog, 2nd November 2023

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Secretaries of State grant London Luton Airport Operations Ltd’s s73 Application to Fly 1 million more Passengers per annum – 39 Essex Chambers

Posted November 21st, 2023 in airlines, airports, chambers articles, news by sally

‘On 13 October 2023 the Secretary of State for Transport and the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities granted an application made under s73 Town and Country Planning Act 1990 by London Luton Airport Operations Limited (‘LLAOL’) to amend planning conditions attached to its planning permission. The grant of consent allows LLAOL to fly an additional one million passengers per annum. The decision followed a 6-week inquiry during 2022.’

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39 Essex Chambers, 16th October 2023

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Gulf War ‘human shield’ hostages set to take legal action – BBC News

‘British Airways passengers and crew taken hostage in Kuwait are set to take legal action against the government and the airline, lawyers say.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2023

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Firm’s tweet should have mentioned fee deduction, watchdog rules – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 31st, 2023 in advertising, airlines, claims management, compensation, delay, fees, news by tracey

‘A flight delay claims firm should have made clear that clients would not receive the full amount of compensation promised, advertising watchdogs have ruled.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 30th August 2023

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Fine airlines if they fail in legal duty to customers, urges Which? – The Guardian

Posted August 21st, 2023 in airlines, compensation, consumer protection, enforcement, fines, news, ombudsmen, statistics by tracey

‘Airlines that break the law by not helping customers when flights are delayed or cancelled should be fined, consumer rights groups and online travel agents have said.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2023

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Airline ordered to reopen claims after passenger complaints – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 31st, 2023 in airlines, complaints, consumer protection, enforcement, news by tracey

‘An airline has committed to reopening claims from passengers after the aviation regulator stepped in to force the issue. The UK Civil Aviation Authority said its enforcement action against Wizz Air followed “significant concerns over high volumes of complaints” about the airline not paying passengers what they are owed.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 28th July 2023

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Strasbourg ‘had no jurisdiction’ to block Rwanda flight – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 6th, 2023 in airlines, asylum, deportation, human rights, jurisdiction, news, Rwanda by sally

‘Interim measures by the European Court of Human Rights including the one stopping deportation flights to Rwanda are not binding on governments, human rights law experts claim in a report published by a centre-right thinktank today. Rule 39 and the Rule of Law, published by Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project, concludes that the Strasbourg court’s “rule 39” procedure was never approved by member states and that the government should challenge its lawfulness “robustly”.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 5th June 2023

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Etihad adverts banned over ‘misleading’ environmental claims – The Independent

‘Adverts for Etihad have been banned for making exaggerated claims about the airline’s efforts to achieve “sustainable aviation”.’

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The Independent, 12th April 2023

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UK passengers owed millions by airlines in unpaid refunds and expenses – The Guardian

‘Airlines including Wizz Air and Ryanair owe millions of pounds to passengers from unpaid refunds and expenses, according to an investigation by the consumer group Which?’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2023

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Woman single-handedly takes on BA and wins – BBC News

Posted February 28th, 2023 in airlines, contracts, coronavirus, litigants in person, news by sally

‘A woman who represented herself in court by using 80-year-old contract legislation has beaten British Airways (BA) in a row over flight vouchers.’

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BBC News, 28th February 2023

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British Airways fined for Rhoose engineer’s brain injury – BBC News

‘The company that maintains British Airways’ planes has been fined £230,000 after an employee suffered a brain injury near Cardiff Airport.’

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BBC News, 12th January 2023

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Court of Appeal rules against EasyJet again on flight delay claims – Legal Futures

Posted November 28th, 2022 in airlines, appeals, compensation, delay, electronic mail, news by tracey

‘EasyJet’s latest effort to cut out solicitors from flight delay claims has failed, after the Court of Appeal found shortcomings in its automated system.’

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Legal Futures, 28th November 2022

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Rwanda deportation flight at risk despite loss of two late appeals – The Guardian

Posted June 14th, 2022 in airlines, appeals, asylum, deportation, injunctions, news by tracey

‘Two last-ditch legal challenges that attempted to halt the inaugural flight carrying asylum seekers to Rwanda have been rejected by judges.’

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The Guardian, 13th June 2022

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JET2 bans brothers for life after ‘aggressive and violent behaviour’ forces flight to divert – The Independent

Posted May 13th, 2022 in airlines, news, violent disorder by tracey

‘Budget airline Jet2 has slapped a pair of brothers with a £50,000 fine and banned them for life, after their “deplorable behaviour” led to a flight being diverted last week.’

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The Independent, 12th May 2022

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Case Comment: Bott & Co Solicitors v Ryanair DAC [2022] UKSC 8 – UKSC Blog

Posted April 5th, 2022 in airlines, compensation, delay, fees, news, solicitors, Supreme Court by sally

‘The case brought by Bott & Co Solicitors (“Bott”) against Ryanair DAC (“Ryanair”) concerns the extent of the solicitor’s equitable lien, a remedy that has been recognised by the courts for over two hundred years.’

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UKSC Blog, 1st April 2022

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SRA rebukes leading class action firm over conduct of struck-out claim – Legal Futures

‘Class action firm Hausfeld has been rebuked by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for allowing its independence to be compromised in the conduct of a massive group claim.’

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Legal Futures, 5th April 2022

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