The Travel and Leisure Law People


Our long-standing relationship with a number of airlines means that we have years of experience in aviation matters, including acting for businesses based in the UK, Europe and the Rest of the World.

We strongly believe that our aviation clients come to us for our efficient, tailored service that stands out from the crowd.

In recent years the team has been involved at the forefront for our airline clients in respect of the large numbers of claims arising from the quite phenomenal developments in EU 261/2004 claims.

That aside the team have experience and knowledge of a diverse range aviation work types. Specific examples of work we have undertaken in recent times are:

  • Defending discrimination claims arising from denied boarding and treatment whilst in the care of an airline;
  • Dealing with Delay, Denied Boarding & Cancellation Claims arising from EU 261/2004 and otherwise;
  • Issues over the limitation of various types of claims, particularly the application of the Montreal Convention;
  • Handling claims for damaged, delayed and lost luggage;
  • Advising on commercial contracts for charters;
  • Claims for personal injury on board aircraft and in the process of embarking and disembarking;
  • Assisting with employment advice, both general and specific.

The team also has experience in corporate side of aviation law where we remain a niche “go to” firm that our clients can look to for advice and assistance at short notice.


Matt Gatenby, Partner (
Anna Goddard, Senior Associate
Ben Riding, Trainee Solicitor



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  • Horsforth
  • Leeds
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Travlaw - the travel law people

Travlaw LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales (Reg. no. OC342402) and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Members include: Stephen M Mason* MA, Rivka Hawley ACILEx (Non-Lawyer Member), Matt Gatenby BA (Hons), Farina Azam LLB (Hons). *Holding Higher Rights (Civil) qualification **CEDR accredited mediator.

Associated Offices: Athens, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Limassol, Lisbon, Madrid, Milan, and Paris.