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Aviation: Claimant - UK-wide
"A well-regarded individual with huge knowledge of the industry."
This content is provided by James S Healy-Pratt
James is an international aviation lawyer, with 30 years’ experience of resolving high-profile aviation accidents worldwide. He is a triple-qualified lawyer in England & Wales, Ireland and New York and is a licensed helicopter pilot.
James has unrivalled experience and understanding of the aviation insurance market based on his 15 years of working at its heart in London. He has represented families and pilots/crew, as well as aviation insurers in aviation accidents on six continents (including even Antarctica and Hawaii). Airline, helicopter and business jet accidents are his particular expertise, as are catastrophic/burns-related and high-net-worth injuries.
James is also an accredited mediator and arbitrator with the Royal Aeronautical Society and JAMS (US Judicial and Arbitration Mediation Services).
James qualified as a barrister in 1991, a New York Attorney in 1998 and a solicitor in 2006. He was admitted to the Irish Law Society in 2018.
Prior to joining Keystone Law in 2021, he worked at Stewarts Law, Amlin plc and Global Aerospace.
He also sits part-time as HM Coroner in Sussex on a wide range of complex jury inquests.
Frequently appears on BBC, ITV, Sky CNN and in the national and international press as an aviation legal expert