We are the leading law firm in the UK and EU for aviation accident claims. We specialise in technically complex aviation litigation, which often involves aviation laws in different countries.

Our aviation legal services

Our aviation lawyers help pilots, crew, passengers, and their families, involved in air accidents abroad and disasters worldwide, including in-flight turbulence accidents.

Our experience and success in aviation litigation

We have won groundbreaking results and settlements for families from more than 50 countries across six continents in aviation accident claims.

The successful results we achieve for our clients are due to the depth of our aviation litigation experience and expertise. Our Aviation team are ranked No.1 in the UK by Chambers and The Legal 500 and are in the top five firms worldwide for aviation accidents. 

Our technical expertise

By using our technical ability, legal ability and insurance expertise, we are able to win aviation cases in complex and difficult circumstances.

Read more about our technical expertise.

Our approach

There are four main stages that follow a fatal aviation accident, and at the centre of all of these are the families. Our job is to try and relieve some of the burden, help seek the true cause, and provide them with the future financial stability that was taken from them.

Read more about our approach to aviation claims.

Our commitment to air safety

Air safety is a right, not a privilege, and it sits at the heart of what we do for our clients. 

Getting to the truth of what happened so that lessons can be learned sits at the heart of what we do for our clients. We investigate both independently, and with government investigators, to determine the true causes of accidents, and campaign both nationally and internationally for improvements to air safety. 

Read examples of this, and more about our commitment to air safety.

Our Aviation Team

We are recognised in the leading legal directories as the leading claimant Aviation team in the UK, and our partners as the leading lawyers. Over the past 18 years, our specialist Aviation team has recovered more than US$500m for over 1,200 bereaved families and injured survivors of over 110 aviation accidents. This is more than any other Aviation team in the UK or Europe, thanks to our technical, language and legal skills.

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Meet the Aviation team

Our team has unrivalled experience in dealing with aviation accident claims and aviation litigation. 

We are ranked No.1 in the UK by Chambers and The Legal 500 and are one of the top five firms worldwide for aviation accident litigation.

Julian Chamberlayne, Partner, Head of International Injury, Stewarts

Client story

Ulrika Björkstam was left with second and third degree burns to 45% of her body and 90% of her face after a Learjet fell from the sky and crashed into the ground beside her.

Ulrika has given an inspiring and articulate TED Talk, vividly describing her experiences. She provides a compelling message to all of us, but especially to those that have suffered serious injury in an unexpected accident.

Ulrika Bjorkstam TED Talk