Volcanic Ash – A Light in the Darkness: The Case of Graham v Thomas Cook [2012] EWCA Civ 1355

13th December 2012 by John Kimbell

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Even before the eruption of the Eyjafallajökull volcano in April 2010, it was fair to say that Regulation 261/2004 was deeply disliked by the airlines. A string of consumer-friendly decisions by the ECJ has not improved their mood. However, amongst all this bad news for the airlines, the decision of the Court of Appeal in Graham v Thomas Cook [2012] EWCA Civ 1355 will come as something of a pleasant surprise.

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John Kimbell’s practice encompasses maritime law, aviation, insurance and re-insurance in addition to general commercial litigation and arbitration.

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