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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.
In a recent decision, Pontypridd County Court examined the nature of modern air travel and passenger expectations of their personal space, and whether encroachment in the space could amount to an “accident”.
In a global insurance environment facing change at an unprecedented rate, the London Market’s experience and expertise remains reassuringly consistent. As 2019 promises to continue down this evolutionary path, we offer our predictions on some of the London Market’s priority areas.
Ingrid Hobbs, a partner in our London office, has been confirmed by The Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) as the Vice President of London FOIL. She will assume the role of President in October 2019.
Case review 17/10/2018
On 12 October 2018, judgment was handed down in the High Court in a case concerning whether insurers under a marine policy could rely on a sanctions clause to avoid payment of a first party claim.
Following the Commission’s previous recommendation on collective redress measures which had limited impact, the Commission proposed a package for a “New Deal for Consumers” intended to improve mechanisms available at national level for compensatory relief in “mass harm” situations.
Dubai aviation partner, Nick Humphrey, discusses the aviation economy above the clouds called “Flyland” on Dubai Eye business breakfast radio show.
In May 2015, the International Carriage by Air Act, B.E. 2558 (‘ICAA’) came into effect in Thailand, applying to international as well as domestic carriage by air from the effective date. Its provisions largely mirror those of the Montreal Convention (‘MC99’), which subsequently came into force on 2 October 2017.
The rapidly developing autonomous vehicle and drone technology has been embraced by the cargo and freight markets, presenting the opportunity to substantially reduce the costs and remove some of the risks inherent in human intervention. However, it also introduces some of its own risks and problems.
On 30 May 2018, the UK government published amendments to the Air Navigation Order 2016 regarding small unmanned aircraft, also known to as drones. Changes to be brought in include height restrictions on smaller drones which were previously exempt, and compulsory registration and demonstrations of competency for all those operating drones.