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FRIARY COURT, 65 CRUTCHED FRIARS, LONDON, EC3N 2AE, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7264 8000
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HFW, Edward Spencer, London, ENGLAND

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Edward Spencer

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Edward is a partner in the aerospace team. Edward specialises in handling liability claims across the whole spectrum of the aviation sector but with particular focus on airlines, corporate jets, light aircraft and helicopters. He has been regularly involved in disaster response management and major accident litigation both at home and abroad, with recent examples including the Vauxhall helicopter crash in January 2013 and the crash of a Swiftair MD83 aircraft over Mali in July 2014 with the loss of 116 lives. He also has considerable experience of insurance coverage disputes. Edward began his career as a general insurance lawyer but he developed a specialism in aviation when he was seconded to British Airports Authority to assist on the Terminal 5 Public Enquiry in the late 1990s. Edward has contributed articles to the aviation and insurance press and speaks on aviation-related topics at conferences. He is a member of the Guild of Air Pilots and qualified for his private pilot’s licence in both the USA and Europe in 2001. Edward is also a CEDR-accredited mediator and is adept at helping parties resolve their disputes whatever the subject-matter.


London: Transport

Aviation

Within: Aviation

The ‚Äėoutstanding‚Äô team at HFW¬†is commended for its ‚Äėin-depth knowledge‚Äô and for its ‚Äėvast experience‚Äô. It handles aviation liability, litigation and dispute resolution matters, as well as regulatory, transactional and commercial mandates. Global aerospace head Giles Kavanagh¬†advising Artus on multiple sets of proceedings in France and the US brought by more than 200 relatives of victims of a major aviation accident involving an AirAsia aircraft in 2014. Edward Spencer¬†continues to advise the organisers of the 2015 Shoreham Air Show on the loss of a vintage Hawker Hunter military jet, which fatally injured 11 people on the ground; and continues to act for Swiftair, on the total loss of one of its MD-83 medium-range airliners in July 2014, in which 116 people were killed. Nicholas Hughes¬†advises Inter Hannover, AEGIS and other aviation war risks insurers on significant damage caused at Tripoli International Airport in 2014. The team also acts for numerous airlines on claims for flight delays and cancellations. AIG, MS Amlin, Global Aerospace, Chubb, Allianz, Cathay Pacific Airlines, Rolls Royce and BAE Systems are also clients. Consultant Sue Barham¬†and¬†Zohar Zik¬†are also key figures in the team, as are senior associates Barbara Pansadoro¬†and Mark Waters.¬† Christopher Smith¬†has joined The Air Law Firm LLP.

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