Christopher Dixon

Senior Lecturer in Law, LLB Course Coordinator, Link Tutor CINEC Sri Lanka

Chris DixonI have been a member of the School of Law since 1992 and specialise in Tort and Aviation Law.

I have a passion for Aviation Law which emanates from my flying experiences in Hong Kong, New Zealand, the UK and USA.

I completed my Masters degree studying inter alia Air and Space Law and later practised for several years for Monarch Airlines as a solicitor dealing with Aviation and Holiday related claims.

I am a keen runner and enjoy international travel.

Other References

Qualifications

  • BA Law and Sociology - Oxford Brookes University
  • LLM Air and Space Law and Modern and Customary Chinese Law - London School of Economics and Political Science
  • PGCE - Roehampton Institute, London
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Computing and Information Technology - University of Bedfordshire
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice – University of Hertfordshire
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales

Teaching Expertise

  • Aviation law
  • Tort
  • Travel and tourism law
  • Land law, Agency law, Consumer law, Comparative elements of English and Chinese Commercial law

Research Interests

  • Aviation law, in particular EC261/2004 the Denied Boarding Regulations and the Montreal Convention 1999

Research Supervision

Undergraduate and postgraduate students in the following areas:
  • Aviation law
  • Holiday/Travel and Tourism law

Research Projects

  • Currently looking at the latest developments in the case law surrounding EC261

External Roles

  • Specialist in Aviation and Holiday related claims as a practising solicitor for an Airline
  • Previously consultant to the Group Legal Department at Monarch Airlines Limited (dealing with live issues in the Aviation and Travel related industries such as inter alia the Montreal Convention 1999, the Denied Boarding Regulations 2004, the Package Travel Regulations 1992) and represented the airline before the County Court and the Employment Tribunals
  • Previously a legal consultant to two national travel companies (Cosmos Holidays Ltd and Cosmos Tours Limited) and represented both before the County Court
  • Member of the Law Society
  • Member of the Society of Legal Scholars
  • Member of the Travel and Tourism Lawyers Association

Previous Roles

  • Lecturer in Business Law at Reading College of Technology
  • Contracts Officer for British Aerospace
  • Freelance photojournalist for national newspapers
  • Member of the Association of Law Teachers

Publications

  • C. Dixon, "Sovereignty in Airspace" Westlaw Insight (published 1 October 2014)
  • C. Dixon, "Air Carriers' Liability: Accidents" Westlaw Insight (published 21 February 2014)
  • C. Dixon, "Air Carriers' Liability" Westlaw Insight (published 14 February 2014)
  • C. Dixon “The Horizontal Challenge for Airlines” The Travel Law Quarterly, Vol 2, 2010, Issue 1, Pg 11

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T: +44 (0)1582 743155
E: chris.dixon@beds.ac.uk

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