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Fountain Court Chambers

Travel: Regulatory & Commercial

3 ranked barristersBand 1London (Bar)UK Bar 2021 View ranking table
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Fountain Court Chambers is a go-to set for travel-related regulatory and commercial work, housing considerable expertise in the handling of claims involving flight delays and cancellations. Members are also regularly called upon to advise on ATOL-related matters and complex regulatory issues arising from industry changes and airline insolvencies. The team is instructed to act on behalf of a wide range of clients, including several major airlines, airports and regulatory bodies such as the CAA.

Client service:

Alex Taylor is the set's senior clerk.

Strengths:

Akhil Shah QC
Stands out in the market due to his expertise and proven track record in key travel cases concerning flight delay claims and passenger rights. Many of these cases have set new legal precedents. In addition, he advises on new market entries and questions arising from the Denied Boarding Regulations. He acts for airlines, tour operators and regulatory bodies.
"A go-to silk for business-critical travel regulatory matters."

Strengths:

Bankim Thanki QC
A leading aviation silk who regularly receives instructions from airlines, contractors and regulators. He handles commercial disputes over airport development and operation, and offers regulatory assistance with regard to liabilities in the context of tour operator bankruptcy.
"A terrific commercial barrister." "He is excellent in court and very user-friendly with clients."
Recent work: Advised the CAA on credit card issuer liabilities upon tour operator failure in the context of the ATOL scheme.

Strengths:

Rosalind Phelps QC
Has a broad range of expertise in travel law, and is regularly instructed in cases concerning ATOL licensing applications, travel litigation and disputes involving airlines. She acts for both airline companies and regulatory authorities.
"She is outstanding in court and is very responsive and efficient. Her advice is always commercial and sensible."

Travel: Regulatory & Commercial Department

Fountain Court Chambers

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Fountain Court

Temple

London

Greater London

UK

EC4Y 9DH

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Travel: Regulatory & Commercial


Akhil Shah QC
Band 1
Bankim Thanki QC
Band 2
Rosalind Phelps QC
Band 2