Matrix Chambers barrister Ken Macdonald QC has replaced Sir David Calvert-Smith QC as Director of Public Prosecutions. Macdonald has defended alleged members of al-Qaeda and the Real IRA. He also specialises in the criminal aspects of competition, banking and excise frauds, espionage and the illegal sale of military parts.
A recent decision on compensation for airline crash victims offers a warning to tour operators and their lawyers when drafting booking conditions. On 14 September 1999, at approximately 21.20 hours local time, a Britannia aircraft came in to land at Gerona airport. Flight conditions were turbulent and, on attempting to land, the aircraft hit the […]