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Partner Tom Snelling comments in relation to calls for judicial review of Government quarantine rules for international arrivals

By Tom Snelling

Partner Tom Snelling comments in Reuters and The New York Times in relation to UK airlines calling for a judicial review of Government COVID-19 quarantine rules for international arrivals to the UK.

Tom Snelling’s comments were published in Reuters and The New York Times, 8 June 2020. These articles can be accessed here and here, respectively. tom’s comments were also published in the Yahoo! Finance, Daily Mail, ABC News, Airways Magazine, and Aero UK as well as syndication in a number of other trade press publications.

“Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary said he believed Britain’s coronavirus quarantine will be struck down by the courts or dropped within weeks as some of Europe’s biggest airlines prepare to file a legal challenge by the end of Tuesday.

The 14-day quarantine for international arrivals, introduced on Monday, has led to the most vociferous clash between a major industry and Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government during the COVID-19 crisis.

The legal action, proposed by British Airways (ICAG.L) and supported by low-cost rivals Ryanair (RYA.I) and easyJet (EZJ.L), is seeking injunctive relief and legal papers are due to be filed on Monday or Tuesday, he added.

Lawyer Tom Snelling, at Signature Litigation, said the government would have to show the measure was anchored in scientific evidence and not politics.”

Tom Snelling has nearly 20 years’ experience in complex and high value commercial litigation and arbitration, spanning many business sectors and often involving multiple jurisdictions. He has a wide-ranging practice based on managing high value, commercial disputes in sectors such as consumer products and retail. Tom Snelling also specialises in advising on complex, contentious regulatory issues for high net worth individuals and corporates, and challenging EU and national laws

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