Aviation and aerospace

What our barristers do

Our expert aviation and aerospace barristers advise and represent clients on issues across the aviation and aerospace sector in the UK and internationally.

This includes the planning and development of airports, heliports and aviation-related infrastructure, environmental and regulatory disputes, and advice on compulsory purchase, surface access, noise and emission controls.

We also act in cases involving Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) inquiries and air accidents, air traffic services, drones and autonomous technology, the effects of wind turbines on radar and air traffic control (ATC), aircraft leasing and sales, licensing and passenger claims.

Our barristers represent clients in cases involving UK and foreign governments, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Who our barristers act for

Our barristers act for the full range of clients in the aviation and aerospace sector, including international airlines, and operators of private, domestic, regional and international airports.

We also act for passenger carriers and freight forwarders, owners of aircraft, leasing companies, flight training schools, business aviation operators, aviation industry representative bodies, aero engine manufacturers and suppliers, aircraft and aerospace manufacturers and engineering companies.

Public bodies our barristers represent include the UK Civil Aviation Authority, the Department of Transport, the Ministry of Defence, the Treasury, the Home Office and Border Control, and other public bodies and local authorities, as well as private individuals and objector groups.

Where our barristers act

Our barristers appear in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, public inquiries, Development Consent Order (DCO) inquiries and before Parliamentary Bill Committees.

Our barristers also act in dispute resolution hearings and arbitrations in the UK and internationally in particular in the Middle East and Asia as mediators, arbitrators and counsel.

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