2Birds, one plane at the Court of Appeal

Is it a bird, is it a plane? Today at the Court of Appeal it was both, or more accurately, 2Birds and one plane.

Bird & Bird came crashing to earth today after losing an appeal for airline Jet2.com over whether it should pay compensation to delayed passenger Ronald Huzar.

2Birds’ hopes might have been soaring but it was Bott & Co which walked away feeling on top of the world as it triumphed for Huzar.

The airline had tried to argue that the wiring fault with the plane was an unforeseeable and extraordinary technical issue for which they were not liable.

Quadrant Chambers’ Robert Lawson QC ruffled some feathers for Jet2.com, alongside yet another Bird, setmate Tom. But it was Fountain Court’s Akhil Shah QC who really got his claws into the case, flying away with the victory for Huzar.

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