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The Australian Government is proposing to increase the liability limits under the Civil Aviation (Carrier's Liability) Act 1959 . These changes will come into force on 1 October 2019. The Australian Government recently issued an Exposure Draft of these Regulations.
As one of the largest studies on attitudes towards autonomous vehicles to date, our new report explores public support across the globe and insights from key industry leaders.
British people are the least supportive nation in their attitude towards driverless cars, or indeed any form of autonomous vehicle (AV), according to a study across six territories (United Kingdom, United States, Australia, China, Singapore and Hong Kong).
The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has proposed a 13.9% increase to the Montreal Convention’s liability limits following completion of its quinquennial review.
The way in which people and goods travel is changing rapidly. As a new era of transport continues to unfold, Kennedys is here to keep you up to date on the latest developments and what they mean for you and your business.
Case review 15/04/2019
French Supreme Court enshrines new extraordinary circumstance - is this indicative of a softer approach to claims against airlines?
The Cour de cassation recently held that the air carrier is exempted from paying compensation under Regulation EC261/2004 (the Regulation), where the aircraft has been struck by lightning, setting it apart from the English interpretation of this event.
We are pleased to announce that the publication of the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa has seen us build on our 2018 success. Kennedys has been ranked in 14 practice areas, including three new rankings for our Paris office (dispute resolution, healthcare and life sciences and insurance), and a ‘top tier’ ranking for aviation in Belgium.
Case review 14/02/2019
The Court of Appeal rejected a challenge to provisions in Ryanair’s Conditions of Carriage, addressing the manner in which claims for compensation under Regulation EC261/2004 must be made. It also held that the requirement in the Conditions of Carriage to present the claim direct to Ryanair in the first instance did not amount to a waiver or limitation of the passenger’s rights under the Regulation.
Case review 08/02/2019
This week, the Court of Appeal handed down their decision as to an air carrier’s liability for compensation under Regulation EC261/2004 where a flight suffers a qualifying delay by reason of an air traffic management decision.