Aviation and Travel
the 'Go-to' firm on a range of high-value catastrophic injury claims abroad and the premier firm for high-value aviation cases
(Legal 500 2015 independent research)
The Aviation and Travel Department is top ranked in both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500, the two leading and independently researched guides to the legal profession in the United Kingdom. The department has an outstanding reputation in aviation and international personal injury litigation.
Our Aviation team specialise in aviation accidents and represent victims, survivors and families, of passengers and crew, in relation to airline disasters and aviation accidents around the world.
Chambers & Partners 2016 stated that our Aviation team is "absolutely excellent, first class in every aspect." and said "the work quality, the staff and response rates are all superlative". Head of Aviation & Travel, James Healy-Pratt, is the market leader for claimant work in the aviation field and Sarah Stewart is an increasingly prominent figure in the market becoming an 'irrestible force'.
Our Travel team acts for clients who have been seriously injured abroad and is uniquely placed to offer its clients the full benefit of its dual speciality in both travel law and catastrophic personal injury claims. As such our team is able to offer expert advice on issues of jurisdiction and applicable law in an international context.
Chamber & Partners 2016 states that Head of Travel, Julian Chamberlayne, stands out for his superb reputation among peers, who note that "he has the most extraordinary unbridled enthusiasm and energy." and is known for being "very determined; he will leave no stone unturned and will ensure that his clients attain the maximum reasonable damages."
If you require immediate assistance please call a switchboard number above, alternatively email the Aviation and Travel team providing a phone number and summary of your enquiry and we'll get back to you.
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Malaysia Airlines MH17 - Aviation Team retained by British, Dutch & families from other countries
Our Aviation Team have been instructed to represent the British, Dutch and families from other countries who lost their loved ones on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17
The two leading independent legal directories, Chambers & Partners and Legal 500, have again ranked our Aviation & Travel teams as a top tier leading departments in the UK.
"Always responsive, always very clear, and they've been very quick in reacting and telling the client what the next step is. They are way ahead of everyone else; they've transformed the litigation market." (Aviation, Chambers & Partners 2015)
"They are innovative in the way they litigate. They look at all the angles in cases, including the economic effects." (Travel, Chambers & Partners 2015)
"the pre-eminent firm for large-scale catastrophic injury in travel law", and noted for its "excellent advice for claimants in aviation accidents". (Legal 500 2014)
"What Stewarts Law has done is brought an aviation excellence which other firms have struggled to adapt to. Big team there, big operation" (Chambers & Partners)
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We are supporters of the Government's 'know before you go' campaign promoting staying safe and healthy abroad.