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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Bott urges solicitors to put all defendants on notice of equitable lien – Legal Futures

Posted March 18th, 2022 in airlines, appeals, compensation, delay, fees, law firms, news, solicitors, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Litigators should now put defendants on notice at the start of any matter that they will enforce an equitable lien if necessary, the senior partner of Bott & Co has advised.’

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Legal Futures, 18th March 2022

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Breaking: Supreme Court backs solicitors over right to recover costs – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 16th, 2022 in airlines, appeals, compensation, costs, delay, law firms, news, solicitors, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Solicitors handling flight compensation claims had a right to their costs despite the airline trying to deal directly with their clients, the Supreme Court has ruled.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 16th March 2022

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Flight compensation overhaul for domestic airline passengers – The Independent

‘The days of £220 payouts to delayed passengers who have paid only £30 for a domestic flight may soon be over. The Department for Transport (DfT) is consulting on proposals to overhaul the European air passengers’ rights rules for flights within the UK.’

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The Independent, 31st January 2022

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Appeal judges shut door on single-stage flight claims – Legal Futures

Posted January 5th, 2022 in airlines, appeals, compensation, delay, EC law, interpretation, news by sally

‘The flight delay compensation industry has suffered a blow after appeal judges rejected a claim over a four-stage flight from the US to India that was delayed when leaving Heathrow.’

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Legal Futures, 5th January 2022

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Case Comment: Pakistan International Airline Corporation v Times Travel (UK) Ltd [2021] UKSC 40 – UKSC Blog

Posted October 28th, 2021 in airlines, appeals, duress, news, Pakistan, Supreme Court by sally

‘In this post, Stephanie Cheung, Mitchell Abbott and Jana Blahova of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, comment on the decision handed down by the UK Supreme Court in Pakistan International Airline Corporation v Times Travel (UK) Ltd [2021] UKSC 40 and consider how the decision impacts on the doctrine of lawful economic duress.’

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UKSC Blog, 26th October 2021

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New Judgment: Pakistan International Airline Corporation v Times Travel (UK) Ltd [2021] UKSC 40 – UKSC Blog

Posted August 19th, 2021 in agency, airlines, contracts, duress, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The issue in this appeal is whether, and if so in what circumstances, a party can set aside a contract on the ground that it was entered into as a result of the other party threatening to do a lawful act.’

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UKSC Blog, 18th August 2021

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Extinction Rebellion: Paralympian James Brown guilty over plane stunt – BBC News

‘A former Paralympian who glued himself to the roof of a plane has been found guilty of causing a public nuisance.’

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BBC News, 29th July 2021

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Legal bids mean UK deportation flight to Zimbabwe takes off just one-third full – The Guardian

‘A controversial Home Office deportation charter flight to Zimbabwe took off at about 10.30pm on Wednesday evening with only around one-third of the passengers on board that officials had hoped to remove.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2021

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High Court boosts flight delay claims as Supreme Court hears Bott case – Litigation Futures

Posted May 21st, 2021 in airlines, appeals, compensation, delay, EC law, law firms, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The High Court has given yet another boost to flight delay practices after ruling that a passenger who boarded in London but suffered a delay on the connecting leg of her flight in Canada was entitled to compensation.’

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Litigation Futures, 20th May 2021

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Netflix star fined £3,000 for abusing BA staff on flight and ranting: ‘Look up who my mum is’ – The Independent

Posted May 4th, 2021 in airlines, alcohol abuse, coronavirus, fines, news, regulations by tracey

‘A Netflix reality TV star and son of a former attorney general has been fined nearly £3,000 for being abusive to staff on a flight and refusing to wear a mask.’

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The Independent, 2nd May 2021

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Appeal court ruling to reopen “thousands” of flight delay claims – Litigation Futures

Posted March 31st, 2021 in airlines, compensation, delay, news by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has opened the way for “thousands” of flight delay claims after ruling that a pilot’s sickness just before a flight took off was not a reason to refuse compensation.’

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Litigation Futures, 31st March 2021

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EasyJet pays compensation to woman asked to move by ultra-Orthodox Jewish men – The Guardian

Posted March 11th, 2021 in airlines, compensation, Judaism, news, sex discrimination by sally

‘EasyJet has paid compensation to a British-Israeli woman who was asked to change seats on a flight from Tel Aviv after ultra-Orthodox Jewish men objected to sitting next to her.’

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The Guardian, 10th March 2021

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£1m cost of advertising for claimants is not recoverable, judge rules – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Lawyers leading group litigation against British Airways have been told they cannot expect the defendant to pay the £1m costs of advertising for claimants if the action succeeds.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 8th February 2021

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Court rules lawyers’ £1m advertising costs are not recoverable – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 8th, 2021 in advertising, airlines, case management, class actions, costs, law firms, news by tracey

‘Lawyers leading group litigation against British Airways have been told they cannot expect the defendant to pay the £1m costs of advertising for claimants if the action succeeds.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 8th February 2021

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ICO fine for British Airways lands at £20m – Panopticon

Posted October 19th, 2020 in airlines, coronavirus, data protection, fines, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Ever since the Information Commissioner issued British Airways with a notice proposing to impose a massive fine of £183.39m for a data breach incident in 2018, we have all be waiting with bated breath to see how that process would conclude. A fine at that level would have been the largest ever issued by a data protection regulator in Europe, and would have dwarfed the eye-watering €50m proposed by the French data protection authority CNIL in respect of Google’s advertisement personalisation practices, affecting millions of French citizens. The prospect of BA, a corporate victim of a criminal cyber-attack affecting around 400,000 people’s (mostly payment-card) data, being subject to fine in excess of 4x as large certainly grabbed the headlines.’

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Panopticon, 19th October 2020

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Serious Fraud Office prosecutes Airbus subsidiary over alleged corruption – The Guardian

‘The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is prosecuting a UK subsidiary of Europe’s largest aerospace multinational, Airbus, along with three men over alleged corruption in an arms deal with Saudi Arabia.’

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The Guardian, 30th July 2020

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