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UK Bar Guide 2023

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Aviation
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Provided by Michael McLaren KC

UK Bar

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Michael McLaren KC is widely experienced in all areas of commercial litigation, regulation and professional discipline, with particular expertise in aviation, banking and finance, commercial dispute resolution and regulatory law.

Recent experience includes: Olympic Council of Asia v. Novans Jets [2021] EWHC 1063 (Comm) (unjust enrichment and CPR24), Gama Aviation v. MWMMWM [2021] EWHC 2229 (Comm) (non-setting aside default judgment), [2021] EWHC 3667 (Comm) (debarring order), [2022] 4WLUK 364 (summary judgment), Integral Petroleum v. GPB Bank [2000 Jacobs J] (non-setting aside anti-suit-injunction), [2022] EWHC 659 (Comm) (summary judgment), Odyssey Aviation v. GFG [2019] EWHC 1927 (Comm) (aircraft purchase), Bank Mellat v. HM Treasury ($4bn claim), Nesbit v. Acasta [2018] EWCA Civ 268 (construction of insurance policy), acting for litigation funder resisting security for costs in £700m claim, Williams v. SRA [2017] EWHC 1478 Admin (solicitor challenging strike off), Dubai Financial Group v National Private Air Transport Services [2016] EWCA Civ 71 (setting aside default judgment entered simultaneously with alternative service order); Tarom v Jet2.com [2014] EWCA Civ 87 (distinction between causation and assessment of damages); ACG Acquisition v Olympic [2013] EWCA Civ 369 (certificate of acceptance of aircraft).

Career

Called to the Bar 1981; Silk 2002.

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Aviation - London (Bar)
2
Band 2

Michael McLaren KC
Michael McLaren KC is held in high regard by clients and peers alike for his effective advocacy and zealous work ethic. His practice has a noteworthy commercial edge, with leasing disputes a speciality, but he also regularly acts in matters regarding regulatory issues. He additionally operates in cases arising from headlining air accidents, employing notable multi-jurisdictional expertise.


Professional Discipline - London (Bar)
2
Band 2

Michael McLaren KC
Michael McLaren KC is a highly skilled and commercially-minded advocate whose experience in administrative law complements his distinguished professional discipline practice. He is frequently instructed by professional individuals, law firms and the SRA in significant cases. He is also notable for his advisory work for regulators.


Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)
6
Band 6

Michael McLaren KC

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