Aviation at XXIV Old Buildings

XXIV Old Buildings has a thriving aviation practice with particular strength in disputes relating to aircraft leasing, sales, acquisitions and financing, regulatory and insurance related matters, including those relating to catastrophic loss and fatality.

Members act for airlines, aircraft lessors, lessees and manufacturers and both claimants and defendants following air accidents. Directory ranked silks include Philp Shepherd QC, Steven Thompson QC and Edward Cumming QC with Bajul Shah and Arshad Ghaffar being ranked juniors. In addition Stephen Cogley QC, and 10 junior members of Chambers are regularly instructed on aviation cases.

A few of the recent work highlights include Times Travel Ltd v Pakistan International Airlines Corporation which is the leading case on economic duress where an airline was held to have used illegitimate pressure to force the IATA agent into agreement to abandon claims for commission.  Re Monarch Airlines advice on an urgent basis on the grounding of a Boeing 373 aircraft, Celtic Capital Corporation v (1) Air Tanzania Ltd v (2) Republic of Tanzania recovery of aircraft unpaid lease rentals due from Air Tanzania.

In addition to our highly-regarded silks and senior juniors, Chambers can also offer an unrivalled host of up and coming juniors.  As well as specialising in most of Chambers’ core areas of aviation expertise, they have established a strong reputation for defending airlines in claims for compensation under EU Regulation 261/2004.

Chambers’ other areas of expertise can be viewed on our main site.