Ashfords has unique air accident claims and aviation expertise - specialist lawyers have represented the victims of air accidents dating back to 1977.
Ashfords is a long established UK and international law firm whose origins can be traced back to 1882. Ashfords champions an unrivalled depth of industry and legal expertise to provide an exceptional service to its clients. To help achieve this there are partners leading teams and the firm who were industry professionals prior to qualifying as specialist legal professionals in the relevant areas of law. Examples of industries where Ashfords leads on this are IT, Sport, Aviation and Maritime.
The Aviation Team is dedicated to representing injured victims and families who have lost loved ones as a result of aviation accidents around the world. The head of the Aviation Team is Jim Morris, a RAF pilot for 12 years before qualifying as a barrister to specialise in air accident litigation. Click here to read more about the teams professional aviation and legal expertise.
Ashfords is an international law firm with an exceptional network of leading law firms around the world (ADVOC). This coupled with the Aviation Team's class leading expertise, means that Ashfords has the resources and ability to act in all types of air accidents around the world, from single engine pleasure flights to major airline disasters and acts of terrorism.
The victims of air accidents can be confident in the skills, qualifications and integrity of the Ashfords Aviation Team. From the date of the air accident and victims initial enquiries through the litigation process to negotiated settlement or trial, the Aviation Team will demonstrate their commitment to ethically and compassionately work with the victims to help them through an incredibly difficult experience with the aim of finding answers, improving flight safety and achieving the best legal result, wherever their cases are litigated.
Airliner Accident Litigation
Airliner accidents can present a host of difficult technical and legal issues. The Ashfords Aviation Team has class leading specialist experience in assisting and representing multinational groups of victims and families who have lost loved ones in airliner disasters around the world.
Light Aircraft Accident Litigation
There are huge numbers of light aircraft being flown in countries on a variety of sorties, including private flights, tourist sightseeing pleasure flights and commercial transport operations. This, in turn, means that accidents involving light aircraft do occur on a regular basis, when looked at from a worldwide perspective.
Military Aircraft Accident Litigation
The Ashfords Aviation Team has unrivalled in-house expertise in military aircraft operations, military law and military air accidents. Jim Morris, who heads the Aviation Team, was a pilot in the RAF for 12 years, then qualified as a Barrister in the RAF and prosecuted court martial jury trials, specializing in military aviation cases. Having spent 16 years in the RAF then specialising in...
Aviation Safety and Air Accident Investigation
Civil aviation is strictly regulated to facilitate the highest levels of safety. The International Civil Aviation Organisation ("ICAO"), a United Nations body, sets basic international regulations. The aviation authorities then implement and enforce these regulations in their own countries and may also add to them to further raise safety levels.
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