Appeal judges “penalising law firms for being efficient” – Litigation Futures

Posted February 18th, 2019 in airlines, compensation, delay, fees, law firms, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal ruling last week in the Bott & Co flight delay litigation shows that judges are not giving solicitors credit for being more business-like and efficient, a leading commentator has argued.’

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Litigation Futures, 18th February 2019

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Uncontested flight delay claims “not litigation”, CA rules – Litigation Futures

Posted February 13th, 2019 in airlines, appeals, compensation, costs, delay, news, statistics, Supreme Court by sally

‘The work done by pioneering law firm Bott & Co in bringing uncontested flight delay claims does not amount to litigation services and so it cannot claim an equitable lien over the damages for its costs, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 13th February 2019

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Aches on a Plane: Claimant unsuccessful after uncomfortable flight – Zenith PI

Posted February 5th, 2019 in accidents, aircraft, airlines, interpretation, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘In Prosser v British Airways Plc [2018] the Claimant was unsuccessful in his claim for damages arising from an injury suffered as a result of sitting next to a passenger of large stature on the Defendant’s aircraft.’

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Zenith PI, 4th February 2019

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Court caps appeal costs to keep ‘some semblance of reasonableness’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 17th, 2019 in airlines, appeals, costs, costs capping orders, indemnities, news, pensions, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The High Court has taken the proactive step of capping the costs of a litigant before they pursue an appeal through the Supreme Court. Mr Justice Arnold said the claimant in Airways Pension Scheme Trustee Ltd v Fielder & Anor should be limited to the same costs as the defendant – in doing so shaving around £200,000 from the costs estimate.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 16th January 2019

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Tycoon Vijay Mallya can be extradited to India, UK judge rules – The Guardian

Posted December 11th, 2018 in airlines, banking, debts, extradition, fraud, loans, news by sally

‘Vijay Mallya, the multimillionaire former owner of the Force India Formula One team and self-proclaimed “King of the Good Times”, can be extradited to India to face allegations of fraud.’

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The Guardian, 10th December 2018

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Ryanair faces legal action over refusal to refund cancelled flights – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2018 in airlines, compensation, complaints, EC law, industrial action, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority is taking legal action against Ryanair over the airline’s refusal to compensate thousands of UK customers affected by flight disruption over the summer.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2018

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Engineer suing BA for £10k after ‘obese passenger left him pinned to side of cabin’ on 12-hour flight – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 16th, 2018 in airlines, news, obesity, personal injuries by tracey

‘A civil engineer is suing British Airways for damages of up to £10,000 after he sat next to a passenger so “obese” it left him “pinned to the side of the cabin”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th November 2018

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Ryanair was ‘woeful’, say lawyers for racially abused passenger – The Guardian

Posted November 7th, 2018 in airlines, compensation, complaints, news, racism by sally

‘Lawyers acting for a passenger who was racially abused on a Ryanair flight have demanded an apology and compensation from the airline, describing its response as “woeful”.’

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The Guardian, 5th November 2018

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Ryanair tops airline compensation appeal claims for year – BBC News

Posted November 2nd, 2018 in airlines, appeals, compensation, delay, dispute resolution, news, statistics by sally

‘More Ryanair passengers have taken compensation claims for cancellations or delays to arbitration this year than any other airline, figures show.’

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BBC News, 2nd November 2018

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Holidaymaker on £7k yoga trip to Caribbean sues British Airways over faulty iron which gave him electric shock – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 25th, 2018 in airlines, health & safety, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘A British holidaymaker on a £7,000 yoga trip to the Caribbean is suing British Airways Holidays for six-figure damages after he claims he was electrocuted by a faulty iron at the luxury resort.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th October 2018

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BA chief pledges to compensate customers after data breach – The Guardian

Posted September 7th, 2018 in airlines, compensation, data protection, news by tracey

‘The chief executive of British Airways has promised to compensate customers who have had their data stolen in what he described as a sophisticated breach of the company’s security systems.’

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The Guardian, 7th September 2018

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Court of Appeal hands down judgment in British Airways pension scheme litigation – Radcliffe Chambers

Posted August 6th, 2018 in airlines, news, pensions, trusts by sally

‘The appeal concerned whether the Scheme had been effectively amended to include a trustee power to award discretionary pension increases and whether the subsequent exercise of that power was valid.’

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Radcliffe Chambers, 5th July 2018

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In-flight bacon roll row passenger fined – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2018 in airlines, compensation, fines, news, threatening behaviour by tracey

‘A plane passenger who flew into a rage after being denied a bacon roll by cabin crew has been fined £230.’

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BBC News, 18th July 2018

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High Court judge berates leading law firm for “shameful” behaviour – Legal Futures

Posted July 12th, 2018 in airlines, costs, law firms, news, professional conduct by sally

‘A High Court judge has accused leading law firm Pinsent Masons of losing sight of “any basic standard of decent and compassionate behaviour” in the way it dealt with the widow of a defendant its client was suing.’

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Legal Futures, 11th July 2018

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High Court orders indemnity costs against claimant that discontinued on eve of hearing – Litigation Futures

Posted July 10th, 2018 in airlines, costs, fraud, indemnities, news by sally

‘Russian state airline Aeroflot has been ordered to pay indemnity costs for the entire eight years of a fraud claim that it dropped on the eve of opening submissions.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th July 2018

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BA pilot jailed for being four times over alcohol limit in plane cockpit – The Guardian

Posted June 13th, 2018 in airlines, alcohol abuse, news, sentencing by sally

‘A British Airways pilot has been jailed for eight months after being caught more than four times over the alcohol limit while on duty.’

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The Guardian, 12th June 2018

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Appeal court judge’s “dismay” over £2m costs bill for flight claims – Litigation Futures

Posted June 8th, 2018 in airlines, contracts, costs, news by sally

‘An appeal court judge has expressed his “dismay” after estimating that legal costs “not far shy of £2m” had been spent in a case involving over 800 claims for flight-related compensation each worth only a few hundred pounds.’

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Litigation Futures, 5th June 2018

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‘The main driver was costs’ – judges make no order in £2m case – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 4th, 2018 in airlines, contracts, costs, EC law, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has criticised both parties in a flight compensation group claim for creating a situation where costs finished up ‘out of all proportion’ to the amount sought.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 1st June 2018

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No UK border exit records for 600,000 people, says watchdog – The Guardian

Posted March 29th, 2018 in airlines, immigration, news, reports by tracey

‘Theresa May’s long-promised system of “100% exit checks” at Britain’s borders is so unreliable that it contains no departure records for more than 600,000 people who should have left the country in the past two years, a watchdog has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 28th March 2018

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The Final Destination? The Court of Appeal’s decision in Gahan v Emirates – 4 KBW

Posted October 20th, 2017 in airlines, compensation, delay, EC law, jurisdiction, news, treaties by sally

‘On the 12 October 2017, the Court of Appeal delivered judgment in the joined cases of Gahan v Emirates and Buckley and ors v Emirates [2017] EWCA Civ 1530, in which both the Civil Aviation Authority and the International Air Transport Association intervened.’

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4 KBW, 13th October 2017

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