We specialise in winning aviation cases in complex and difficult circumstances. We do that in three ways:

Technical ability

Following any aviation disaster, we work with a specialist team of experts to understand how an accident happened. These include aviation accident investigators, engineers and pilots with current detailed experience of the specific type of aircraft and applicable operational procedures. We have advanced technical degrees, allowing us to draw our experts’ findings together into legal allegations of fault, as well as identify the responsible parties to any accident and the best jurisdictions to bring that claim. Our in-house investigation can often result in findings beyond those discovered by the official investigation.

Legal ability

We are considered one of the leading aviation law firms worldwide. As the UK’s leading aviation team, we sit as a separate division alongside our leading Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and International Injury teams. Together we comprise over 50 lawyers and have the strength and depth of expertise to scale up for major accidents. One of our aviation team partners is a dual-qualified English solicitor and Illinois (US) attorney, and our team includes individuals with advanced degrees in aviation and space law.

Our team has significant experience investigating aviation accidents around the globe and finding the best paths to resolving them. These legal abilities enable us to obtain the highest settlements for our clients in different legal jurisdictions across the globe.

Insurance expertise

London is at the centre of the global aviation insurance market, where aviation claims are managed, negotiated and paid. We know the individual decision makers and insurance companies that will be involved in your accident and your claim. This often delivers the benefit of a smoother resolution to your claim.

Our core focus is aviation accidents and aviation litigation. We also add our aviation expertise to commercial matters involving aircrew loss of licence and aircraft transactions. We have become specialists in the expanding area of drone and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) matters.

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.

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

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