Legal 500

Aviation and Travel


Members of Chambers regularly advise, draft pleadings and appear in Courts in and out of London on a variety of Aviation and Travel Law disputes.

Chambers expertise covers a range of specialist areas, including but not limited to:

  • Carriage by air disputes involving EU regulations, Warsaw and Montreal Conventions.
  • Cargo claims.
  • Baggage claims.
  • Delay claims.
  • Denied boarding claims.
  • International carriage by road and sea claims, including under the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR).
  • Insurance claims, including in relation to vessels and vehicles.
  • Negligence claims, including personal injury, in an aviation and employment context.
  • Package Holidays.

Notable cases

  • Acting for airlines in defending claims brought under Regulation 261/2004, where delays were caused by extraordinary circumstances.
  • Representing tour operators in various claims for breach of contract and misrepresentation relating to package holidays.
  • Acting for a South American cargo carrier against a major food distributor in a claim brought under the Montreal Convention for damage to a large cargo consignment.
  • Defending high value claims arising out of personal injuries sustained during boarding
  • Claims under a guarantee and maritime mortgage for breach of a yacht finance agreement
  • Defending claims by insurance companies is seeking to bring proceedings in its own name against an airline for sums which it paid out to insured passengers.



The Team

Lawrence Power called 1995

Jerome Wilcox called 1989

Jimmy Barber called 2008

Christopher Loxton called 2009

Christopher Hanges called 2010

Andrew Clegg called 2013

Matthew Gillett called 2015