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Civil Aviation Act 2012

Section 38: Civil proceedings

144.Section 38 provides that a person who has been given an enforcement order or an urgent enforcement order (whether or not it has been confirmed) must comply with it. The CAA may enforce compliance in civil proceedings for an injunction or any other appropriate remedy or relief. The obligation to comply with an enforcement order or an urgent enforcement order that has been confirmed is a duty owed to every person who may be affected by a contravention of a requirement of the enforcement order or urgent enforcement order. Any person affected by a contravention of a requirement of an enforcement order or urgent enforcement order that has been confirmed may bring civil proceedings against the person to whom such an order was given. It is a defence for the person to whom the order was given to show that all reasonable steps were taken and all due diligence exercised to avoid contravening the order's requirements.

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