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Carrier Liability

Our market leading carrier liability team handle major aviation losses

With 'enviable depth at partner level' our carrier liability practice is renowned throughout the aviation sector, with a substantial track record of advising airlines and their insurers in relation to aviation losses and complex multi-jurisdictional claims.

We have extensive experience of advising on a wide range of aviation, space, insurance and reinsurance issues but our carrier liability practice is predominantly focused on advising and defending airlines and their insurers/reinsurers. We act for a significant number of the world's airlines, including flag carriers, regional airlines, start-ups and low cost carriers.

We have advised in relation to over 100 major aviation losses in the past ten years.

Our Carrier Liability Work

  • Afrique
  • Amériques
  • Asie Pacifique
  • Royaume-Uni & Europe
  • Yemenia Airways flight 626 accident

    Advising insurers in respect of over 2500 passenger claims following Yemenia Airways Airbus accident on approach to runway, causing one fatality.

    Comoros

    Allied Air Flight 111 crash

    Advising insurers on an Allied Air Boeing 727 cargo plane which overran the runway on landing and broke through the airport perimeter fence causing fatalities and multiple ground injuries.

    Ghana

    Kenya Airways flight KQ507 accident

    Dealing with the legal liability claims arising out of an accident to Kenya Airways flight KQ507 which crashed immediately after takeoff from Douala International Airport.

    Kenya

    Afriqiyah Airways accident in Tripoli

    Advising Afriqiyah Airways and its insurers and reinsurers following the accident on flight from Johannesburg to Tripoli where aircraft touched down short of the runway, broke up and caught fire.

    Libya

    Dana Airlines disaster in Lagos

    Advising insurers regarding Dana Airlines flight 992 which crashed on its approach to Lagos, destroying the aircraft. All passengers and crew perished.

    Nigeria
  • Acklins Blue Cessna 402 crash

    Advising insurers regarding the Cessna 402 aircraft accident which crashed into Lake Killarney shortly after take-off from Nassau-Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS), Bahamas on a flight to San Salvador causing multiple fatalities.

    Bahamas

    Air France flight 447 crash

    Advising insurers on Air France accident in the Atlantic Ocean between Rio de Janeiro and Paris, resulting in the deaths of all passengers and crew.

    Brazil

    Asiana Airlines San Francisco Airport accident

    Boeing 777-200ER accident flying from Seoul, crashed on landing at San Francisco International Airport injuring 181 people and killing three others.

    United States
  • Nepal Airlines chartered flight crash

    Advising insurers in respect of the chartered flight to Jomsom from Pokhara which crashed on the banks of Kaligandaki river near the airport after it skidded off the runway while making a turn.

    Nepal
  • Spanair Flight 5022 accident

    Advising Insurers on accident to Spanair scheduled flight from Madrid to Gran Canaria which crashed on take off resulting in multiple fatalities.

    Spain

    Breach of Contract in provision of health insurance

    Advising on claims by a pilot for breach of contract in relation to the provision of health insurance following the suspension of the pilot's licence on medical grounds.

    United Kingdom

Our Carrier Liability team

Maria Cetta
Maria Cetta

Partner

Rob Lawson QC
Rob Lawson QC

Partner

Peter Coles
Peter Coles

Partner & Head of Aviation of APAC

Andrew Harakas
Andrew Harakas

Partner

Catherine West
Catherine West

Partner

Rob Ireland
Rob Ireland

Partner

Austin Barham
Austin Barham

Partner

Gareth Lewis
Gareth Lewis

Partner

Peter Macara
Peter Macara

Partner

Grégory Laville de la Plaigne
Grégory Laville de la Plaigne

Partner

Enrique Navarro
Enrique Navarro

Partner

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