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European Court of Justice rules that union led strikes do not provide a Defence to flight compensation claims

The European Court of Justice has recently paved the way for tens of thousands more compensation claims to be made under EU regulation 261/2004. In Case C-28/20, Airhelp Ltd v Scandinavian Airlines System the ECJ has ruled that airlines still have to compensate passengers whose flights are cancelled or delayed by more than 3 hours […]

Brexit and the impact on passenger rights in the UK

For nearly two decades passengers in Europe have enjoyed protections bestowed by the European Union in the form of EU Regulation 261/2004. Unhappy with the high incidents of cancellations and delays across the continent, and the subsequent poor treatment of passengers by airlines often leading to passengers having to fend for themselves, the EU sought […]

Rugby Authorities facing lawsuit for breach of duty of care

World Rugby, the RFU and WRU face a challenging future. Eight former players are launching a legal action based upon the Authorities negligence in breaching their “duty to take reasonable care for the players safety by establishing and implementing rules in respect of the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of actual or suspected concussive and sub-concussive […]

Flight Delay Claim Head to the Court of Appeal over Crew Sickness

The Court of Appeal have granted permission in the case of Lipton & Lipton v BA City Flyer to decide whether an airline has to pay compensation to passengers when a flight is delayed or cancelled due to a crew member going sick. Under European Regulation EC 261/2004 passenger are entitled compensation of up to […]

Company fined after injured worker requires amputation

Accident at Work 31 October 2017 UK Regulatory Materials Summaries Magna Exteriors (Banbury) Ltd has been fined £80,000 after a worker was struck by a falling pallet and had part of his leg amputated. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found the company had failed to implement a safe system of work for the worker’s […]

Were you a client of Prescotts Solicitors and are wondering what to do next or which solicitors firm to instruct to take over your case?

Prescotts Solicitors closed  by Law Regulator The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) intervened into Prescotts Solicitors, 4 Church Street, Kidderminster, Worcestershire DY10 2AD on 10th July 2017 and closed it with immediate effect. The SRA has appointed solicitors, Gordons LLP, as their agent to act on their behalf. The agent will take possession of client files and […]

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