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

Occasionally, the actions of parties that cause an accident can lead to criminal prosecution.

Whilst the decision to prosecute is a matter for the police and government prosecutors, the inquest may lead to a conclusion of unlawful killing, which can influence the decision to prosecute.

The inquest can therefore be a key step to ensuring that responsible parties are prosecuted.


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Stage 1: What happened?  The accident investigation

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

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

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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