Aviation and aerospace

Our growing team of lawyers across the globe provides huge depth and breadth of expertise across aviation and aerospace – to defend, litigate, subrogate, advise and ultimately protect the aviation insurance market.

Overview

We are particularly focused upon providing aviation advice to the insurance industry, acting for insurers, reinsurers and assisting brokers where needed – including claims defence and coverage work and a successful subrogation offering. We have a rich seam of experience advising on aviation and aerospace claims, conducting litigation and guiding operators and insurers across a wide range of jurisdictions globally.

Through a network of our own offices and international alliances, we are well-placed to serve you wherever you are operating. We have wide experience of the multi-jurisdictional aspects which increasingly arise. We understand the need for focused local knowledge and we adopt a constructive hands-on approach from the outset.

Our focus is on eight core areas – airline, general aviation, airport/MRO, product liability, coverage, subrogation, drones and space. We have specialists who can assist with everything from volume personal injury claims and complex fatal accidents to property damage losses and third party recovery actions, all on an emergency basis when needed.

Featured experience

  • Acting for reinsurers following crash of Bolivian operator LaMia’s flight 2933 (Avro RJ85) near Medellin, Colombia in November 2016, with the Chapecoense football team on board.
  • Successful challenge to the jurisdiction of the English court for product manufacturer defendants in a claim flowing from the total loss of an off-shore helicopter in Brazil.
  • Advising reinsurers in respect of aircraft lessor claims arising from the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
  • Handling liability claims for international airlines to include passenger, baggage and cargo claims falling under the Montreal Convention.
  • Advising insurers in respect of subrogation arising from a business jet high altitude stall and loss of control resulting in significant aircraft structural damage.
  • Advising reinsurers with regard to rights of action against a sub-prime manufacturer arising out of a solar array deployment anomaly on a telecommunications satellite.

Client Testimonials

What our clients say

  • A very dynamic and professional team that allows other law firms of different jurisdictions to work with them, since they listen and comprehend the local knowledge that is being transmitted to them.

    Legal 500, Transport: Aviation, London 2023 Edition

  • Alex Stovold is a great team leader, particularly in our work experience with him, he has been able to understand our points of view from our jurisdiction without trying to impose his view, but rather sharing his experience to enrich ours.

    Legal 500, Transport: Aviation, London 2023 Edition

  • The team we deal with is led by the correct person with the right people under him.

    Legal 500, Transport: Aviation, London 2023 Edition

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Who we are

Why choose DAC Beachcroft?

We’re a broad-based commercial firm serving a wide range of sectors with a strong heritage in insurance,
health and real estate. We combine excellent legal skills and cutting-edge delivery expertise to design
solutions that fit the needs of our clients – often involving clever uses of technology.