Ian Skuse

Former Consultant

We are saddened to announce the death of Ian Skuse and express our condolences to his family, friends, contacts and clients.

Please direct all enquiries to Daniel Scognamiglio.

Ian was a leading commercial lawyer in the airline, business travel and leisure travel sectors.

Main areas of practice

Ian was a well-known and respected key adviser to travel businesses, and regular presenter and commentator on airline and travel trade issues.

He represented and advised a variety of businesses in the leisure travel sector including tour operators, travel agents, destination management companies, hotels and other service providers.



Ian qualified as a solicitor in December 1980, and specialised in the travel, tourism and aviation sectors since 1983.

Ian achieved the ‘Senior Statespeople’ ranking in the Chambers & Partners 2023 Guide for ‘Travel: Regulatory & Commercial’.


Significant Experience

  • Advised airlines in connection with online distribution through vertical agreements with travel agents, including nationwide incentive agreements, marketing campaigns and competition law issues.
  • He was a key adviser to major airlines in connection with compliance with EU Regulation 261/2004 and the management of volume claims relating to delayed and cancelled flights.
  • Advised travel management companies in connection with RFP and drafted Travel Management Services Agreement between the TMC and key corporate clients.
  • Advised clients in the leisure sector in connection with changes to the ATOL Regulations and drafted new Agency Agreements for sales through the trade.
  • Advised clients in connection with force majeure incidents, including outbreak of war, strikes, with all associated compliance issues, refunds, re-bookings and compliance with the Package Travel Regulations.
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