Contact details

Chloe Challinor

T: +44 20 7809 2142 M: +44 7702 141 049 Email Chloe | Vcard Office: London

Awards

Aviation

Aviation

Chloe Challinor Senior associate

Contact details

Chloe Challinor

Chloe Challinor
Senior associate

T: +44 20 7809 2142 M: +44 7702 141 049 Email Chloe | Vcard Office: London

Chloe is an experienced commercial litigator who has particular expertise in the aviation sector.  She regularly advises clients such as airlines, aircraft manufacturers, avionics companies and aviation insurers in cases both before the UK Courts and further afield.
  • Profile
  • Services
  • Sectors

Chloe has broad general commercial litigation and dispute resolution experience in commercial agreements, insurance, fraud, telecommunications, and company and partnership matters.  By acting for some of the leading aviation companies, she has developed specialist experience in aviation litigation in both a domestic and an international context, and in aviation commercial and regulatory matters.

In addition to her practical aviation experience, Chloe has an academic interest in the development of international air law, particularly that relating to air accidents and aviation security.  She holds an Advanced Masters in Air and Space Law (cum laude) from Leiden University, Netherlands.  Her LLM thesis examined ICAO Annex 13 to the Chicago Convention and the admissibility of air accident reports in litigation.

  • Aviation litigation and regulation
  • Commercial litigation
  • Dispute resolution
  • Fraud and asset tracing

Chloe has extensive experience of acting for airlines, aircraft manufacturers, avionics companies and aviation insurers both before the UK Courts and overseas, and advising in relation to aviation regulatory issues.  Her recent experience includes:

Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise v Honeywell Limited - Honeywell Limitée & otrs

Defending a leading avionics manufacturer in Commercial Court litigation following a fire involving a B787 aircraft whilst on the ground at Heathrow in July 2013.

British Airways Plc v Société Air France

Representing a UK flag carrier in Commercial Court litigation arising out of the re-accommodation of passengers on another airline following a pilots' strike.

Tigris International NV v China Southern Airlines Company Ltd & otr [2014] EWCA Civ 1649; [2013] EWHC 2211 (Comm)

Representing a major Chinese carrier in the successful defence of high value litigation in the Commercial Court, Court of Appeal and UK Supreme Court brought by the purchaser of the carrier's redundant A300 aircraft.

Durham Tees Valley Airport Limited v bmibaby Limited & otr

Defending a UK low cost carrier at the quantum stage of High Court proceedings concerning a commercial dispute with an airport in relation to the airline's decision to withdraw from that airport in 2006.

Clutha accident

Representing a major helicopter manufacturer in relation to the accident involving an EC135 T2+ helicopter and the Clutha bar in Glasgow in November 2013.

Super Puma accidents

Defending claims for PTSD brought in the Scottish Courts against a major helicopter manufacturer and arising out of two separate incidents of Super Puma helicopters ditching in the North Sea in 2012.

Representing a major helicopter manufacturer in a Fatal Accident Inquiry held in Aberdeen in 2014 arising out of the accident involving a Super Puma L2 helicopter in the North Sea in 2009.

Aviation insurance

Representing insurers in a coverage dispute in litigation in the Dutch Courts relating to the total loss of a Socata aircraft.

Acting for a Russian MRO organisation in relation to claims brought in the Greek Courts by the families of passengers and crew following the accident involving a B737-505 aircraft in the Russian Federation in 2008.

Passenger claims

Advising a number of UK, European, US and Middle Eastern airlines in the defence of claims brought in the English Courts and founded on the Montreal Convention 1999, EC Regulation 261/2004, EC Regulation 1107/2006 and/or relevant conditions of carriage.  Such claims typically concern a variety of liability issues including baggage, cancellation, delay, denied boarding, personal injury, and disability claims.

Commercial and regulatory work

Advising airlines on a variety of aviation commercial and regulatory aspects including with reference to the termination of contracts, the Package Travel Regulations 1992, and issues relating to air accident and incident investigation, surface damage caused by aircraft, and unruly passengers.

More: Aviation litigation and regulation

Chloe has broad general commercial litigation and dispute resolution experience in aviation, commercial agreements, insurance, fraud, telecommunications, and company and partnership matters.  Examples of cases she has worked on include:

MyLotto24 Limited v Great Lakes Insurance (UK) PLC

Acting for a UK based online lottery operator in Commercial Court proceedings concerning a coverage dispute in relation to a €21m claim under a prize indemnity insurance policy.

Marsh Brokers Limited v Orange Personal Communications Services Limited

Defending a telecommunications provider in a £20m claim brought in the Commercial Court by its former insurance brokers for commission in respect of mobile telephone insurance policies.

Signet Partners Ltd v Signet Research and Advisory SA [2007] EWHC 1263 (QB)

Acting for a hedge fund manager in its successful defence of a significant claim made in the High Court by one of its marketers for performance and management fees.

More: Commercial litigation

Chloe has broad general commercial litigation and dispute resolution experience in aviation, commercial agreements, insurance, fraud, telecommunications, and company and partnership matters.  Examples of cases she has worked on include:

MyLotto24 Limited v Great Lakes Insurance (UK) PLC

Acting for a UK based online lottery operator in Commercial Court proceedings concerning a coverage dispute in relation to a €21m claim under a prize indemnity insurance policy.  

Marsh Brokers Limited v Orange Personal Communications Services Limited

Defending a telecommunications provider in a £20m claim brought in the Commercial Court by its former insurance brokers for commission in respect of mobile telephone insurance policies.  

Signet Partners Ltd v Signet Research and Advisory SA [2007] EWHC 1263 (QB)

Acting for a hedge fund manager in its successful defence of a significant claim made in the High Court by one of its marketers for performance and management fees.

Tigris International NV v China Southern Airlines Company Ltd & otr [2014] EWCA Civ 1649; [2013] EWHC 2211 (Comm)

Representing a major Chinese carrier in the successful defence of high value litigation in the Commercial Court, Court of Appeal and UK Supreme Court brought by the purchaser of the carrier's redundant A300 aircraft.  The case involved allegations of bribery, such allegations being withdrawn by the Claimant during the course of the first instance trial.

Antonio Gramsci Shipping Corporation v Recoletos Ltd [2010] EWHC 1134 (Comm)

Defending five offshore companies with respect to a complex and high value (US$100m) claim and freezing order brought in the Commercial Court by the subsidiaries of a European shipping company and arising out of alleged fraudulent charterparties at an undervalue.  

Tarkin A.G. v Thames Steel UK Ltd [2010] EWHC 207 (Comm) 

Acting for a European steel trading company in its successful application for summary judgment in relation to a substantial fraud claim brought in the Commercial Court concerning a guarantee.

Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise v Honeywell Limited - Honeywell Limitée & otrs

Defending a leading avionics manufacturer in Commercial Court litigation following a fire involving a B787 aircraft whilst on the ground at Heathrow in July 2013.

British Airways Plc v Société Air France

Representing a UK flag carrier in Commercial Court litigation arising out of the re-accommodation of passengers on another airline following a pilots' strike.

Durham Tees Valley Airport Limited v bmibaby Limited & otr

Defending a UK low cost carrier at the quantum stage of High Court proceedings concerning a commercial dispute with an airport in relation to the airline's decision to withdraw from that airport in 2006.

More: Dispute resolution

Tigris International NV v China Southern Airlines Company Ltd & otr [2014] EWCA Civ 1649; [2013] EWHC 2211 (Comm)

Representing a major Chinese carrier in the successful defence of high value litigation in the Commercial Court, Court of Appeal and UK Supreme Court brought by the purchaser of the carrier's redundant A300 aircraft.  The case involved allegations of bribery, such allegations being withdrawn by the Claimant during the course of the first instance trial.

Antonio Gramsci Shipping Corporation v Recoletos Ltd [2010] EWHC 1134 (Comm)

Defending five offshore companies with respect to a complex and high value (US$100m) claim and freezing order brought in the Commercial Court by the subsidiaries of a European shipping company and arising out of alleged fraudulent charterparties at an undervalue.

Tarkin A.G. v Thames Steel UK Ltd [2010] EWHC 207 (Comm) 

Acting for a European steel trading company in its successful application for summary judgment in relation to a substantial fraud claim brought in the Commercial Court concerning a guarantee.

More: Fraud and asset tracing

  • Aviation

Chloe is a specialist aviation lawyer who has broad experience of aviation litigation, commercial and regulatory matters.

Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise v Honeywell Limited - Honeywell Limitée & otrs

Defending a leading avionics manufacturer in Commercial Court litigation following a fire involving a B787 aircraft whilst on the ground at Heathrow in July 2013.

British Airways Plc v Société Air France

Representing a UK flag carrier in Commercial Court litigation arising out of the re-accommodation of passengers on another airline following a pilots' strike.

Tigris International NV v China Southern Airlines Company Ltd & otr [2014] EWCA Civ 1649; [2013] EWHC 2211 (Comm)

Representing a major Chinese carrier in the successful defence of high value litigation in the Commercial Court, Court of Appeal and UK Supreme Court brought by the purchaser of the carrier's redundant A300 aircraft.

Durham Tees Valley Airport Limited v bmibaby Limited & otr

Defending a UK low cost carrier at the quantum stage of High Court proceedings concerning a commercial dispute with an airport in relation to the airline's decision to withdraw from that airport in 2006.

Clutha accident

Representing a major helicopter manufacturer in relation to the accident involving an EC135 T2+ helicopter and the Clutha bar in Glasgow in November 2013.

Super Puma accidents

Defending claims for PTSD brought in the Scottish Courts against a major helicopter manufacturer and arising out of two separate incidents of Super Puma helicopters ditching in the North Sea in 2012.

Representing a major helicopter manufacturer in a Fatal Accident Inquiry held in Aberdeen in 2014 arising out of the accident involving a Super Puma L2 helicopter in the North Sea in 2009.

Aviation insurance

Representing insurers in a coverage dispute in litigation in the Dutch Courts relating to the total loss of a Socata aircraft.

Acting for a Russian MRO organisation in relation to claims brought in the Greek Courts by the families of passengers and crew following the accident involving a B737-505 aircraft in the Russian Federation in 2008.

Passenger claims

Advising a number of UK, European, US and Middle Eastern airlines in the defence of claims brought in the English Courts and founded on the Montreal Convention 1999, EC Regulation 261/2004, EC Regulation 1107/2006 and/or relevant conditions of carriage.  Such claims typically concern a variety of liability issues including baggage, cancellation, delay, denied boarding, personal injury, and disability claims.

Commercial and regulatory work

Advising airlines on a variety of aviation commercial and regulatory aspects including with reference to the termination of contracts, the Package Travel Regulations 1992, and issues relating to air accident and incident investigation, surface damage caused by aircraft, and unruly passengers.

More: Aviation

Awards

Aviation

Aviation

print-footer
logo
© Stephenson Harwood LLP 2016. Any reference to Stephenson Harwood in this document means Stephenson Harwood LLP and/or its affiliated undertakings. Any reference to a partner is used to refer to a member of Stephenson Harwood LLP.