Rebecca Smith has joined Stewarts from Irwin Mitchell, where she had a leading role in running UK and international aviation matters in London.

The legal directory Chambers UK describes Rebecca as “frequently handling high-profile matters for those affected by major air accidents”. Alongside Sarah Stewart, Peter Neenan and James Healy-Pratt, Stewarts now has four of the six lawyers who are ranked for claimant aviation work in the Chambers UK 2020 guide.

Julian Chamberlayne, Partner and Head of Aviation and International Injury, comments:

“We are pleased to welcome Rebecca to the Aviation team at Stewarts. Her significant experience in the field of claimant aviation and catastrophic injury litigation bolsters both our reputation as the leading UK firm in this highly specialised area of the law and our ability to offer an unrivalled service for clients around the globe.”

Rebecca has over 30 years’ experience of claimant catastrophic injury and fatal accident cases. She has worked on a number of the most high-profile air accidents in recent years including Germanwings, Shoreham and Ethiopia Airlines ET302. She has experience in running group actions in other jurisdictions, Montreal Convention claims and applicable law and jurisdictional issues.

Rebecca comments:

“I am delighted to have joined the Aviation team at Stewarts as the leading aviation firm in the UK and to be part of the team’s future growth in this sector.”



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