Who we are and what we do – Disputes Matter Autumn/Winter 2016Print publication
Zero tolerance approach and an “eminently reasonable” result
Gwendoline Davies, Louise Norbury-Robinson and Claire Simmons are proud to have worked with a well-known low cost airline recently in conjunction with its zero tolerance approach to passengers’ disruptive behaviour on flights. As well as successfully recovering damages and costs for the client following one passenger’s anti-social and potentially dangerous behaviour, Gwendoline, Louise and Claire were particularly pleased to obtain an endorsement from the court of the airline’s “eminently reasonable” terms and conditions relating to passenger conduct. The principles and comments behind the court’s award are key and the judgment is welcomed by the client and aviation industry alike.
International Bar Association (IBA) conference
Four representatives from Walker Morris attended the annual conference of the International Bar Association (IBA) which took place in Washington DC. This central event in the international legal community’s calendar was attended by over 6,000 delegates from around the world. The agenda included notable speakers such as: Rt Hon Jack Straw, Christine Lagarde – Managing Director IMF, Jeh Johnson – United States Secretary of Homeland Security and Rt Hon Arlene Foster – First Minister of Northern Ireland. The Walker Morris team had meetings with over 40 law firms based around the world, to reinforce our global network offering to our clients.
Members of the Commercial Dispute Resolution team have been busy providing training to various clients over the last few weeks on topics ranging from how to conduct successful commercial contract negotiations; contract duration, termination and limitation; changes to insurance law; and fraudulent claims. If you would be interested in receiving training from the team on anything commercial contract or dispute resolution related, please do not hesitate to get in touch!
Walker Morris’ Commercial Dispute Resolution team is delighted to have retained its tier 1 ranking in the latest Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 expert legal directories. The team is especially pleased that it has been noted for being “proactive, efficient, friendly, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with” and “responsive, …commercial and … very reasonably priced.”