Adam specialises in aviation litigation work (claimant and defendant), and handles a broad spectrum of aviation-related claims, both in the UK and abroad. Being a German speaker, he has particular experience of managing claims brought in Germany and Austria. He has developed a particular interest in defending claims made against pilots, both in relation to airline and general aviation flights, and is himself a qualified private fixed-wing pilot, helicopter pilot and paraglider pilot.
Fixed-wing qualifications and experience include night, multi-engine, seaplane and restricted instrument ratings; bush and mountain flying, advanced flying and aerobatics courses; complex aircraft, tailwheel aircraft and digital cockpit conversion training; three axis microlight and glider conversion courses.
Adam is also a qualified Class Rating Flying Instructor, having accumulated over 300 flying hours in the UK, the US and Canada.
Adam has also completed an extended Jet Orientation Course, accumulating over 35 hours on Boeing 737-800 and Airbus A320 simulators.
Indicative experience includes :
- Advising insurers in relation to damage caused to a commercial aircraft which struck a lighting tower while being taxied to a hangar
- Advising insurers in relation to passengers claims arising out of the loss of a commercial aircraft following suspected pilot sucide
- Representing insurers in a subrogation claim against an aircraft manufacturer following the failure of a commercial aircraft's landing gear, resulting in a crash-landing
- Advising insurers in relation to pilot and co-pilot liability following the loss of an Agusta Westland AW139 aircraft during take-off
- Acting for insurers in relation to a claim following significant damage to a Falcon 900c business jet which was struck by a ground-handling vehicle while parked
- Advising reinsurers in relation to a coverage dispute arising out of the loss of a civil aircraft in Indonesia
- Successfully defending an airline in relation to a claim for personal injury brought by a cabin attendant following a turbulence incident
- Advising insurers in relation to a hangar fire which caused significant damage to an Airbus 319 aircraft
- Advising insurers (of an aerobatics flying group) on an accident involving an Extra 300 which stalled and crashed during a precautionary landing
- Acting for insurers (of an airport/air traffic control unit) in connection with a collison between a single engine aircraft and a twin engine aircraft as they approached an airport to land
- Acting for insurers in relation to a hangar fire which caused significant damage to a Boeing 747 aircraft
- Advising insurers in relation to a fatal accident involving a helicopter engaged in offshore operations in the United Kingdom