Aviation is a key practice area for 3 Hare Court. Our skills in commercial litigation and personal injury / travel run hand in hand with our considerable international experience in aviation claims.

Our members have acted for airlines, aircraft owners, airport authorities, tour operators and travel agents, lessors and lessees, insurers, consumers/passengers and aircraft staff.

We have acted in disputes across all aspects of the industry including claims involving leasing and purchase disputes, insurance and reinsurance disputes, psychiatric injury following air accidents, employers’ liability claims, claims outside the Conventions, military related claims and carriage by air disputes.

Members are also regularly called upon to contribute to legal journals and speak at industry conferences on important aviation decisions and their implications, plus any arising jurisdictional issues.

We can advise on issues relating to:

  • commercial aviation disputes
  • insurance and reinsurance
  • air carrier liability involving individuals and group litigation
  • leasing and purchase disputes
  • tour operator liability
  • personal injury, air accident, and fatality claims
  • general aviation and maintenance disputes
  • regulatory and compliance issues

Our work includes:

Times Travel v Pakistan International Airlines – Supreme Court decision on economic duress.


Deep Sky Leasing and others v Global Aerospace Underwriting Managers Ltd and Others – $688 million insurance claim to cover the loss of jets detained in Russia following the war in Ukraine.


Lunn v Antarctic Logistics Centre International (Pty) Ltd – Personal injury claim with complex issues of jurisdiction and applicable law.


ABX Air Inc v Environment Agency – Compliance issues and penalties issues under UK Emissions Trading Scheme.


Montague-Trenchard and others v Cannons Law – concerning expert witness (on English law) relating to aerotoxic syndrome.

Aviation Law barristers

Howard Stevens KC

Call: 1990Silk: 2012

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Thomas Roe KC

Call: 1995Silk: 2014

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Katherine Deal KC

Call: 1997Silk: 2019

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Andrew Young

Call: 1977

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Pierre Janusz

Call: 1979

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Dan Saxby

Dan Saxby

Call: 2000

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Asela Wijeyaratne

Call: 2008

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Christopher Loxton

Call: 2009

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Daniel Goldblatt

Call: 2017

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Samuel McNeil

Call: 2018

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Adam Riley

Call: 2018

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Katharine Bailey

Call: 2019

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Rory Turnbull

Call: 2021

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Nicholas Leah

Call: 2022

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Get in touch

Darren Whitbread

Senior Practice Manager

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  +44 (0)20 7415 7807
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Bradly Patterson

Practice Manager

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  +44 (0)20 7415 7911
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Please contact us either by telephone: +44 (0)20 7415 7800 or email: clerks@3harecourt.com

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