Robin Springthorpe

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Robin Springthorpe

Robin Springthorpe


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Robin Springthorpe is a dispute resolution lawyer for the aviation industry and is based in London.

Robin conducts domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration. His practice includes disputes relating to aircraft and engine leasing, financing, repossessions, insurance coverage and regulation. He conducts cases at all levels in the English courts and in domestic and international arbitration including under the LCIA, UNCITRAL and ICC rules. He has wide experience of the commercial and regulatory issues which arise in the airline industry. He has dealt with disputes in most of the major jurisdictions in the world, and many not-so-major.

Some of Robin’s work includes: Alpstream v PK AirFinance, a dispute concerning duties of a mortgagee in possession; Monarch Airlines v HMRC, tax appeal regarding an airline’s liability to Air Passenger Duty; DFG v National Air Services, a dispute over the value of an aircraft subject to a fractional ownership agreement; a range of disputes over aircraft leases, particularly in relation to return conditions; and regulatory matters, including conducting claims at all levels in relation to Regulation 261, including in Huzar v Limited.

Robin is one of a few lawyers ranked in Band 1 by Chambers in the Aviation: Dispute Resolution category and is recognised by peers as "outstanding - very clever, very easy to deal with and very good in acting for airlines."

Professional experience

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  • Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales