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Case review 08/05/2021
Can a “hard” landing, within an aircraft’s normal operating parameters, constitute an accident under the Montreal Convention?
A Court of Justice of the European Union decision issued on 12 May 2021 concerned a claim brought by a passenger alleging she sustained a spinal disc injury following an allegedly “hard” landing of an Alternrhein Lufttfarht GnbH flight from Vienna, Austria to St Gallen/Altenrhein airport, Switzerland.
A summary of recent developments in the real estate sector impacted by COVID-19 including landlord and tenant impacts and the future of the workspace, the implications of the increasing use of drones, and the impact of Japanese knotweed in UK property transactions.
The Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill was introduced on 31 December 2020 and, having enjoyed swift progress through parliament, received Royal Assent and became an Act of Parliament on 29 April.
Further to our earlier article on the impact of drones on the real estate sector, we consider the red tape surrounded by the use of drones and the wider implications on operators and pilots.
On the surface, the London Market enters 2021 looking very different to its 2020 version. Underwriting rooms lay empty, offices unoccupied, pubs eerily quiet. But beyond the physical stillness, this world leading hub has not paused for breath. Digital systems and solutions have taken centre stage as the London Market has responded to a seismic shift in working patterns and insurance risks.
As airlines continue to weather the pandemic storm, lessors are bracing themselves for an increasingly difficult landscape. In an appeal decision emanating from Australia last month, the Federal Court in New South Wales, handed down a decision that will weigh heavily on global decision-makers at banks and lessors.
After 197 countries signed the Paris Agreement in 2015, there has been a call for industries to solidify proposals to tackle climate change. Additionally, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the effects that these industries have had on the environment.
Case review 10/29/2020
Come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away - to ‘give possession’ does not include flying aircraft engines home
In VB Leaseco Pty Ltd (Administrators Appointed) v Wells Fargo Trust Company, National Association (trustee)  FCAFC 168, the Full Federal Court of Australia has overturned a first instance decision requiring Virgin’s Administrations to redeliver leased aircraft engines to Florida.
Case review 09/15/2020
In Salih v Emirates  NSWCA 215, the NSW Court of Appeal has denied an application for leave to appeal (the Application) made by a passenger, Mrs Salih (the Plaintiff), who was injured when an overhead compartment landed on her thumb during an international flight.
The London Matters Report 2020 considers the London insurance market globally and domestically, and focuses on developments between 2015 and 2018 in Lloyd’s and company market business.