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Kathryn L Ward

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Kathryn has knowledge in post accident legal liability, and has experience in handling the legal aftermath of major air accidents on behalf of airlines, operators, product manufacturers and MROs.

She regularly represents airports and ground handlers in claims. In addition, Kathryn is regularly instructed in the field of general aviation and on insurance coverage.

In a commercial context, Kathryn represents carriers and aviation service providers in contractual disputes and advises on issues surrounding aircraft ownership, leasing and re-possession.

Kathryn defends numerous carriers in passenger claims brought against them based on the Montreal Convention 1999, EU Regulation 261/04 and EU Regulation 1107/06. She advises on the bulk handling of passenger claims, enforcement action by regulatory bodies such as the CAA and has particular experience in representing carriers in claims in the English Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Kathryn has experience in domestic and international litigation and has handled claims arising out of incidents and accidents in the UK, Europe, CIS, South America, Asia and Africa. Kathryn also represents parties in international arbitrations as well as alternative forms of dispute resolution, such as mediation and direct negotiation. She is a Spanish speaker and much of her work focuses on Latin America.