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.
Alex Taylor is the set's senior clerk.
Akhil Shah KC
Akhil Shah KC 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.
"He is great - very clever, very easy to work with and very user-friendly." "An impressive advocate."
Rosalind Phelps KC
Rosalid Phelps KC 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.
"An excellent barrister," who is "invariably helpful and pleasant to deal with."
Bankim Thanki KC
Bankim Thanki KC is 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.
"He has great sector knowledge - it's great to have that understanding of the industry combined with his strategic knowledge of how the M&A dispute will be handled. He is also an absolute pleasure to work with - very down-to-earth and a team player. He doesn't stand on ceremony."