Stage 3: What can be done by families after an accident?

If the accident resulted in a death in the UK, or the body was repatriated here after an overseas aviation accident, an inquest will be held to determine the circumstances of the death.

The inquest will usually take place after the final official accident report has been published. The inquest is a powerful process for families. Not only can inquests be used to effect real change in air safety (see the air safety section), but they can also offer an opportunity to gather further evidence and analysis to determine responsible parties.

As part of our services to our clients and client families, we will always represent our clients at an inquest to ensure that the clients get the most from the inquest process.


Stage 4: What can be done by others after an accident? Criminal prosecution


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Stage 1: What happened?  The accident investigation

Stage 2: Where should we bring the claim?  The compensation process


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.

Peter Neenan, Partner, Aviation, Stewarts

If you require assistance, please contact us or request a call from one of our lawyers.