Air accidents and the production of material gathered by the Air Accident Investigation Branch; R (Secretary of State) v HM Senior Coroner for Norfolk & BAPA [2016] EWHC 2279 & Chief Constable of Sussex Police v Secretary of State for Transport & BAPA [2016] EWHC 2280

This article is by Michael Rawlinson QC and Patrick Vincent of 12 King’s Bench Walk. The Divisional Court has given new guidance to coroners and the police restricting their ability to demand production of material given to the Air Accident Investigation Branch (“AAIB”) whilst discharging their respective fact finding obligations where air crashes had led…

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Al-Saadoon & Others v Secretary of State for Defence [2016] EWCA Civ 811 – ECHR, Jurisdiction, art. 3, art. 5, UNCAT

This blog post is by James Beeton of 12 King’s Bench Walk. This important case considered in detail a number of issues arising under the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”): the scope of the Convention’s extra-territorial effect, investigative obligations under articles 3 and 5, and the impact of the UN Convention Against Torture (“UNCAT”)…

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19th Annual PEOPIL Conference

This weekend I attended the 19th annual Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL) conference in Madrid, Spain. This, the annual jamboree for Personal Injury lawyers from across Europe, covered much interesting ground.

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The Montreal Convention and Psychiatric Harm

This article is by Max Archer of 12 King’s Bench Walk. The article considers the Montreal Convention: the regime governing the liability of air carriers to passengers in international carriage. The Convention is a well-worn route for passengers who have been injured aboard an aeroplane. Max considers the recourse available for claimants who have sustained psychiatric harm.

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Brexit & Conflict of Laws: Part 3

In the final part of this series I look at how English law’s approach to the  choice of applicable law may change post Brexit. For historical and political reasons the change may be radical. I conclude this series of blogs by making tentative predictions as to how English law’s approach to the conflict of laws…

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Brexit & Conflict of Laws: Part 2

To understand how the situation might change post Brexit, one first has to consider the status quo. Council Regulation (EC) No 1215/2012, aka Brussels Recast, aka Judgment Regulation Recast, aka Brussels II, determines matters of jurisdiction for EU members apart from Denmark who opted out of the Regulation. As an EU regulation, Brussels II has…

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