Aviation

Aviation

Reaching new heights…

From lost luggage to public liability claims, here at Smith Partnership our team of aviation law experts are on hand to handle your legal issue.

Aviation law covers a wide range of issues and as such requires specialist legal advice and guidance to ensure the best possible outcome. Our Aviation Department boasts decades of experience and can support clients involved at all levels within the aviation industry.

Our clients include insurers and brokers, international airlines, regional carriers, low-cost airlines, travel agents, tour operators and ground handling agents. The team also successfully represent third parties, including passengers with reduced mobility, agents and airport authorities.

With a passion and enthusiasm for this area of law, the team offer a responsive and comprehensive service, supporting clients through what is a heavily regulated and often complex industry.

Leading the Aviation Department is Partner, Bally Atwal who has over 20 years’ experience in the aviation industry. Supporting Bally is experienced Legal Clerk, Sarah Keresztury and Paralegal Lauren Sheffield. Our team of aviation lawyers have particular expertise in handling avaiation compensation claims on behalf of airlines, including claims brought under the Montreal Convention 1999. 

The team also deals with claims issued using the European Small Claims Court Procedure, as well as claims issued in the small claims court. Alongside supporting large organisations, the team also handle cases brought by individuals relating to denied boarding, flight cancellation and long delays.

The team can deal with a wide range of aviation-related issues, including:

  • Accidents on board aircraft or during the course of embarkation/disembarkation
  • Denied boarding claims
  • Delay and cancellation of flight claims
  • EC Regulation 261/2004 claims
  • Delayed and damage baggage claims
  • Employers’ and public liability claims on behalf of airlines, PRM companies and ground handling agents
  • Indemnity/subrogation claims
  • Breach of contract/negligence claims
  • Montreal and Warsaw Convention claims

To find out more and to discuss your specific requirements contact us.