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Irwin Mitchell

Aviation

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What the team is known for

Renowned claimant-focused practice with a proven track record in acting for victims and their families in high-profile aviation accidents. Areas of expertise include big-ticket personal injury and dependency claims following domestic and international incidents. Specialist knowledge of military aviation matters. Cases pursued include liability claims against aircraft and component manufacturers, and claims against carriers.

Strengths

A source says: "The Irwin Mitchell team demonstrates excellent knowledge and experience in aviation. There is an emphasis on client care skills and in identifying the issues that require evidence in the case well before counsel gets involved."

"Extremely experienced in cross-border litigation, and an impressive range of skills," a client reports.

Work highlights

Litigated claims on behalf of several families against The Boeing Company in the USA following the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operated by Ethiopian Airlines (Flight ET302).

Notable practitioners

Clive Garner is recognised for his work in personal injury and fatality claims following aviation disasters, offering representation to victims and dependants. "Extremely knowledgeable, especially when it comes to international law, and he strives to get the best results for the clients even in very complicated cases." "He is effective in his representation of clients."

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Overview

Our specialist aviation team represents clients with claims arising from domestic, military and international aviation accidents.

We have over 40 years’ experience of successfully pursuing group and individual serious personal injury and fatal injury claims arising from aircraft disasters around the world.

Our experience includes numerous claims, many of them high profile, against airlines as well as manufacturers of aircraft and their components in the UK, USA and elsewhere.

As well as successfully handling many claims arising from the loss of airliners around the world (including Germanwings Flight 9525, XL Air Flight 888T, Kenya Airways Flight 507, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409, Pamir Airways Flight 112 and Sita Air Flight 601), we have also pursued multiple claims arising from smaller aircraft including business jets, private single engine aircraft and helicopters (including the Clutha Vaults tragedy) as well as claims against Air Traffic Control authorities and other organisations.

Our many current cases include claims arising from Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 (Boeing 737 MAX), Dana Air Flight 992 and the Shoreham Air Show disaster.


Aviation

Irwin Mitchell

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Location

40 Holborn Viaduct

London

Greater London

UK

EC1N 2PZ

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Aviation: Claimant


Clive Garner
Senior Statespeople