Huzar v. UK Appeal Court judgments expected in Regulation 261 cases

By Simon Phippard,


On 27 January 2014 we reported on the pending appeal in the case of Huzar v, in which we act for the Defendant airline. The case addresses the question whether an aircraft technical defect can qualify as "extraordinary circumstances" for the purposes of Regulation 261. 

Leave to appeal was granted earlier this year and the appeal itself was heard before the Court of Appeal on 22 May 2014. Judgment is expected in July, and we will report on the outcome when the judgment is available.

We will also cover the appeal in Dawson v Thomson Airways which addresses the question of the limitation period applicable to Regulation 261 proceedings, and was heard by a different panel of the Court of Appeal shortly before Huzar.