What is professional negligence?
Professional negligence occurs when a professional fails to perform their services to the required standard, and this failure causes a loss. An example would be a solicitor missing an important deadline or failing to advise properly on a settlement offer.
Our experience in the aviation sector
Our aviation team has unrivalled experience in investigating aviation accidents and pursuing aviation claims around the world. We are the leading law firm in the UK and EU for aviation accident claims, ranked No 1 in the UK by the legal directories and in the top five law firms worldwide specialising in this field.
Why you need a specialist aviation lawyer
By their very nature, aviation claims are technically complex and often require an understanding of aviation laws in different countries. Aviation solicitors may need to identify claims and parties against whom claims can be brought in different countries around the world and what laws apply to those claims. They may need to understand different laws and timing rules as they apply to different parties. This is necessary to obtain the highest settlements for clients taking into account their legal rights in different jurisdictions.
This is often overlooked by non-specialist advisors and can lead to missed deadlines and under-settlement of claims.
The UK’s departure from the European Union brings added complexity to international aviation cases. When the Brexit transition period ended on 31 December 2020, there was a major change in the rules on jurisdiction that UK based clients could rely on when bringing a claim for damages following an aviation accident in the EU or involving an EU based defendant.
Our aviation professional negligence expertise
We have the expertise and the knowledge to advise on the merits of a professional negligence claim to resolve those claims through negotiation, mediation or litigation.
We work hard to maintain the highest standards so that mistakes do not happen.
If you think you have suffered a loss as a result of aviation-related professional negligence, please contact our aviation team.
"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"Chambers
"Widely regarded as a go-to firm for claimants in aviation litigation"Chambers
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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.