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Sarah Bolt

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Sarah Bolt

Sarah Bolt

Associate

Sarah is an associate in the aviation practice group. Her practice consists of mainly contentious aviation matters including the defence of passenger claims on behalf of airlines and their insurers.

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Sarah is an associate in the aviation practice group. Her practice consists of mainly contentious aviation matters including the defence of passenger claims on behalf of airlines and their insurers.

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Sarah manages a caseload for several major airlines and their respective insurers in defending personal injury, baggage and cargo claims.  She has experience with litigation in a number of international jurisdictions with a focus on Africa and the Middle East.

Sarah has notable court experience for her qualification years and has assisted on a number of complex personal injury matters involving English litigation in the High Court with one case of suspected serious fraud on the part of the Claimant, and one £12 million claim which was successfully defended at trial.

She studied at the University of Southampton and graduated with a first class degree in law.  Sarah completed her training contract with the firm before qualifying into the aviation practice group in 2017.

Experience
  • Advising on a major loss involving the death of 158 passengers and crew.
  • Advising on a successful subrogated recovery action in Ethiopia with a US$8million recovered for a market of 35 reinsurers.
  • Advising on an incident involving injuries to multiple disabled passengers following the collapse of a passenger assistance lift.
  • Presented at claims reviews in both Mumbai and Bahrain.
  • Drafted contractual terms for a UK based aerodrome in relation to a third party air show.
  • Representing an aircraft owner in respect of a fatal accident involving the pilot and a minor passenger.
  • Defending a UK carrier in relation to a complex personal injury claim with proceedings in the High Court.
  • Handling claims for two major African airlines.
  • Handling third party damage claims within aviation sphere, e.g. damage to aircraft and other airside vehicles/equipment arising from ground handling mishaps.
Sectors

Sectors

  • Aviation

  • Insurance & Reinsurance

Services

Services

  • International Arbitration