This page outlines James’s aviation experience. Please refer to his main profile for details of his wider chancery and commercial expertise.
James regularly appears in the County Court representing defendant airlines (including British Airways, Icelandair, TUI, and easyJet) in claims made by passengers under EU Regulation 261/2004 and the Montreal Convention. He also has experience settling pleadings of such claims, both under the CPR and the European Small Claims Procedure.
James’s wider experience in the aviation sector includes advising owners of a private aircraft as to the correct interpretation of a contract for repair. During pupillage, James also worked on a claim in which the purchaser of a part-share in an aircraft sought US$4m on the grounds of non-delivery, breach of contract, and conversion.