About the authors

AuthorJohn D. Holding, Q.C., MRAeS
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About the Authors
John D. Holding, Q.C. retired in 2002 after 43 years in practice as
a senior partner and former head of litigation in the Toronto off‌ice
of Borden L adner Ger vais, a national Canadian law f‌irm. For many
years he specialized in aviation litigation, acting throughout Canada
for airlines, airframe and engine manufacturers, and airports. He is
a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society and former member of
the L awyer Pilots Bar Association. He now practises as a mediator
with A DR Chambers, a Toronto based alternative dispute resolution
group. He is t he author of the Canadian Manual of International Air
Carriage published in 2005, and co-author of the American Manual of
International Air Carriage published in 2009.
His Honour Harvey Crush, FRAeS retired as a Circuit Judge in 2001.
Prior to his appointment to the bench, he was for 21 years the senior
commercial litigation par tner of a leading City of London law f‌irm
with a global practice. As a solicitor handling liability investigations
and claims, he controlled aviation litigation in many jurisdictions
world wide. He acted for most of the leading UK independent airlines.
He now practises mediation and arbitration at Quadrant Chambers in
Middle Temple. He is a private pilot with current multi and IMC rat-
ings. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a Past Master of
the City of London Solicitors’ Company and a liveryman of the Guild
of Air Pilots and Air Navigators.

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