Nicholas Medniuk

Nicholas Medniuk

Senior Associate

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

Nick is a Solicitor in the Insurance and Reinsurance group. His expertise includes aviation law disputes.

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  • 2017 – Mediation Accreditation – London School of Mediation, London
  • 2009 – International Diploma in Arbitration Law, College of Law, London
  • 2004 – Lloyd's Introductory Test diploma, Chartered Insurance Institute, London
  • 2002 – diploma for advanced level Spanish lessons, Instituto Cervantes, London
  • 2001 – DELE 'Basico' Diploma (Spanish as a foreign language), Instituto Cervantes, Sevilla
  • 2000 – Legal Practice Diploma, BPP, London
  • 1999 – LLB (Hons) University of East Anglia, Norwich
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Mo­tor in­surer not li­able for third party prop­erty dam­age
The Su­preme Court re­cently de­cided that a mo­tor policy did not cov­er fire dam­age arising from re­pair work car­ried out to a car on private land. Since 1930, UK law has made it com­puls­ory for a driver of a vehicle to hold an in­sur­ance policy that in­cludes third.
Avi­ation: man­u­fac­turer’s duty to warn of in­ad­equa­cies in parts sup­plied
A re­cent Privy Coun­cil de­cision is a re­mind­er to man­u­fac­tur­ers of avi­ation equip­ment that ser­i­ous thought should go in­to wheth­er modi­fic­a­tions to their equip­ment war­rant warn­ing their air­line cus­tom­ers of such changes.
Avi­ation: li­ab­il­ity for late flight com­pens­a­tion pay­able to pas­sen­gers...
Un­der EU le­gis­la­tion the ‘op­er­at­ing air car­ri­er’ is li­able to pas­sen­gers for late flight com­pens­a­tion, but who is the op­er­at­ing air car­ri­er where re­spons­ib­il­it­ies are split between com­pan­ies? The Court of Justice of the European Uni­on has de­cided that where.
Avi­ation: bag­gage com­plaints
When can mak­ing a tele­phone call be con­sidered an act of writ­ing? A con­sumer pro­tec­tion fo­cused de­cision from the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on (CJEU) re­cently ruled that a com­plaint made by tele­phone to an air­line about dam­aged lug­gage could sat­is­fy.
Avi­ation: e-tick­et­ing jur­is­dic­tion un­der the Montreal Con­ven­tion 1999
A court in Que­bec re­cently con­sidered the jur­is­dic­tion rules un­der the Montreal Con­ven­tion 1999 and re­jec­ted the sug­ges­tion that a “place of busi­ness” can in­clude the loc­a­tion of com­puters used to pur­chase air­line tick­ets.
In­sur­ance and new rules for use of drones
On 30 May 2018 the Gov­ern­ment in­tro­duced new rules reg­u­lat­ing the use of drones. The aim of the rules, in­tro­duced as an amend­ment to the Air Nav­ig­a­tion Or­der 2016, is to cre­ate a safer land­scape for the use of drones as the sec­tor grows.