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Sarah Stewart

Sarah Stewart

Partner in the Aviation and Travel Department, Stewarts Law LLP


Sarah is one of the Partners in the Aviation and Travel Department at Stewarts Law.

With over 15 years of experience in acting for claimants in complex personal injury and fatal accident claims, Sarah has a growing reputation in domestic and international claims arising from aircraft accidents. Speaking French and with a wide breadth of experience in pursuing individual and group actions to Trial or settlement, Sarah has acted for numerous families of victims involved in major air disasters, fatal helicopter and light aircraft accidents in the UK, Europe and worldwide. A significant number of her cases involve supporting families through the official accident investigation and Coroners Inquest.

Sarah works with determination in a team which strives to give families a chance for their voices to be heard and for improvements to be made to air safety.

She is commended by the Legal 500 for her "attention to detail and great commitment to the clients".

Chambers 2013 comments that Sarah has been described by clients as "dynamic and knowledgeable," as well as "caring and compassionate." She has significant experience in dealing with accidents in the UK, France and South Africa.

Chambers 2014 praises Sarah for displaying "great empathy with clients."

The Legal 500 2014 states that Sarah is "tough in negotiations and has heaps of empathy with the clients."

Chambers 2015 states that Sarah is an increasingly prominent figure in the aviation market and one source reports that "she has managed to combine this sense of empathy with clients with a ruthlessly clinical approach to litigation; she is becoming an irresistible force - a dominant force now in the air crash field." and "compassionate and very focused in terms of doing a good job for her clients."


The Royal Aeronautical Society (Member);
The Law Society Personal Injury Panel;
Association of Personal Injury lawyers (Senior Litigator);
The College of Personal Injury Lawyers (CEPIL);
Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL);
International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA).


Qualified 1997 and joined Stewarts in 2002 after 5 years of experience in personal injury with a firm specialising in PI in North London. Promoted to Partner in 2008. Keen interest in international and group actions;

Sarah has been (and is currently) involved in a significant number of aviation cases. Recent examples include:

Major Airline cases

Manx2, Metroliner, 2011
Afriqiyah Airways Flight 8U771, Airbus A330-200, 2010
Ethiopian Airlines ET409, Boeing 737-800, 2010
Air France Flight 447, Airbus A330-200, 2009
Spanair Flight JK 5022, MD-82, 2008
One-Two-Go Flight OG269, Boeing-McDonnell Douglas MD-82, 2007
Kenya Airways Flight, KQ-507, Boeing 737-800, 2007

Helicopter and light aircraft cases

Tiger Moth, Dorset, UK, de Havilland DH 82A, 2011
Agusta 109, Northern Ireland, Agusta A109A, 2010
Mooney, Isle of Wight, UK, M20J, 2010
Irish Helicopters, Ireland, Aerospatiale AS350B1, 2007


Sarah lives in London, is married to David (French) and has 4 children (including 2 ½ yr old twins). She cycles to and from work, runs (Flora London Marathon 2002) and enjoys taking part in triathlons (Hever Castle 2009, Crystal Palace 2012, London Triathlon 2012, Hever Castle 2012).


Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2016 Chambers 2015


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