Launch of Bott Aviation – £1.2m of compensation expected
Bott Aviation has been launched today by Bott and Company, the specialist consumer rights law firm, and EUclaim, the leading EU flight compensation claim company, to secure justice for airline passengers in the UK.
Bott Aviation is bringing an initial 1,400 cases to court on behalf of about 3,400 passengers. The partnership estimates that these initial claimants are due approximately £1.2 million of compensation under EC regulation 261/2004 (air passenger rights).
Under European law, passengers are entitled to compensation if their flight coming into or out of Europe is delayed for three hours or more and if that delay is not due to exceptional circumstances such as severe weather.
For example, if passengers are delayed due to reasons such as a faulty plane, a crew not having sufficient hours and a replacement crew being required and the flight is delayed for three hours or more, each passenger is entitled to between £200 and £550 of compensation.
The partnership estimates that these initial claimants are due approximately £1.2 million of compensation under EC regulation 261/2004
Bott Aviation is a user friendly claims service which tackles the airlines head on and will litigate if necessary to get results on behalf of disappointed passengers. It is a combination of the unrivalled wealth of historical flight data and technical expertise provided by EUclaim and the technology and administrative and legal support of Bott and Co, a pioneer of consumer law.
Affected passengers simply need to try our flight delay claim calculator and follow the simple process. Advice is given free of charge to determine whether the passenger has a potential claim. On receipt of the advice, the consumer can decide whether to pursue the claim on their own, to purchase a tailor-made complaint package or to file the claim with Bott Aviation on a no win, no fee basis to present proof of entitlement to the airlines and in court.
Paul Hinchliffe, Managing Partner of Bott and Company, said:
“We are delighted to partner with EUclaim. We are not aware of any other organisation that has the depth of data and the technological skills of EUclaim and this, combined with our expertise in consumer law, makes a winning combination. We are passionate about championing the rights of the consumer and believe there is some £316 million per annum of eligible claims out there; the first 1,400 we are bringing to court is only scratching the surface – we are only just heading down the runway.”
Hendrik J. Noorderhaven, Founder and Chief Executive of EUclaim, added:
“Every year over 10,800 planes and 1.3 million passengers are delayed coming in and out of the UK. Our data will enable us to review all delays over the last six years and identify the millions that have not yet been claimed under the European Legislation put in place to protect passengers. We are simply helping consumers to access the compensation they are eligible for as a result of airlines making commercial decisions ahead of the needs and rights of their customers. The airlines will try to turn us into pariahs for what we are doing but we believe that we are simply putting the consumer firmly in the driving seat.”
Consumers should visit https://www.bottonline.co.uk/flight-delay-compensation and follow the simple steps if they wish to ascertain whether they have a case.
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Notes to Editors:
About the Bott Aviation Complaint Package
The Bott Aviation complaint package contains:
- a letter appropriate to the package bought detailing the incident as described by the consumer.
- a flight delay or cancellation declaration (as appropriate) detailing what happened to their flight
- an information sheet explaining how to go about pursuing the claim.
The downloaded letters are prefilled with as much of the information provided by the consumer as possible. They also receive instructions on the procedure for submitting these letters.
About Bott and Company
Bott and Company is a specialist consumer rights law firm founded in 2001 by David Bott, Paul Hinchliffe and Gary Froggatt and was one of the first firms to be granted Alternative Business Structure (ABS) status.
The Company believes in delivering a great value and high quality legal service to its customers and is committed to maintaining ethical conduct at all times.
Law Society Excellence Awards – Bott and Co was shortlisted for a practice management award in 2007 at the Law Society Excellence Awards.
Investors In People – We continue to be accredited as an Investor in People and receive regular audits to ensure we comply with this kitemark.
Lexcel – The quality and high standard of the business and the practice management is demonstrated with the award of the Lexcel Practice Management Accreditation from the Law Society.
Manchester Legal Awards – Law Firm of the Year – We are proud to have been a finalist in the category of Law Firm of the Year at the Manchester Law Society legal awards 2012.
ilex Employer of the Year 2010 – Bott and Co won the ilex Employer of the Year in 2010 due in large part to our unique internal training programme – Bott Academy.
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