Privy Council judgment, Appeal dismissed. Katherine Deal QC & Hannah Fry acted for the Respondents

09 November 2020

Katherine Deal QC and Hannah Fry (instructed by Sinclair Gibson LLP) acted for the respondent airline, whose aircraft was stolen from the airport operated by the appellant. The airline had been awarded damages at first instance but the appellant appealed. The appeal centred on the role of the airport authority, concurrent findings of fact, the test for a duty of care associated with statutory obligations, as well as a duty to protect against criminal acts of third parties, and res ipsa loquitur.   The JCPC found for the respondent airline on all points and dismissed the appeal. 

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