Success for Michael Rawlinson QC and Max Archer in the Court of Appeal

Michael Rawlinson QC and Max Archer, instructed by Hayward Baker Solicitors, were successful in the Court of Appeal in the first authority to consider an EU Regulation post-Brexit. The Appellants successfully argued that airline staff absences should not be considered to be ‘extraordinary circumstances’ for the purposes of Regulation (EC) 261/2004. This authority has significant ramifications not only for aviation practitioners but for all those whose work involves the application of retained EU law.

The full judgment can be read here: https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2021/454.html.