Flight Delay Compensation Claims including the COVID-19 Fallout
Every year millions of people in the UK have their holidays or business trips ruined by delayed or cancelled flights yet many do not know they have a right to claim hundreds of pounds of compensation from their airline.
However due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, an increased number of people are still being affected by cancelled flights due to air traffic prohibitions and restrictions on mobility.
EU Regulation 261/2004 introduced over a decade ago established common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of being denied boarding, suffering a cancelled flight or suffering a delayed flight.
Following Brexit, the EU Regulation has now become a new type of UK legislation known as ‘retained EU law’ but a small number of changes have been made to this retained EU law in the Air Passenger Rights and Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 which may well soon be referred to shorthand and colloquially as ‘UK261’.
Presented by Neil Morrison, who successfully represented an air passenger in the well-publicised and reported Scottish Sheriff Court appeal decision of Vergara v Ryanair Ltd, this 1-hour webinar will identify the key legal issues that claimant lawyers, defendant/defender lawyers, and air passengers need to know before raising court proceedings against their airlines under both EU Regulation 261/2004 and its UK counterpart, the ‘UK261’.
This webinar is aimed at commercial lawyers, claimant/pursuer lawyers, and defendant/defender lawyers specialising in consumer claims.
What You Will Learn
This webinar will cover the following:
- Eligibility to make a claim
- Summary of EU Regulation 261/2004
- Missed connections
- Extraordinary circumstances defence
- Limitation and time bar of claims
- Review of recent case law
- Denied boarding claims
- Impact of COVID-19 and the EU interpretative guidelines
- Post-Brexit changes: ‘UK261 claims’
This pre-recorded webinar will be streamed at 12:30pm on Thursday 28th October 2021 and will remain available to view by delegates who have registered by then for 90 days.
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