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ALDGATE TOWER, 2 LEMAN STREET, LONDON, E1 8QN, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7481 0010
Fax:
Fax 020 7481 4968
DX:
1070 LONDON CITY EC3
Email:
Web:
https://www.incegd.com
Ince, Annabel Williamson, London, ENGLAND

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Annabel Williamson

Tel:
Work 02074810010
Email:
Ince

Work Department

Aviation & Travel, Regulatory, Commercial & Corporate, Aviation Insurance

Position

Legal Director

Career

Annabel has extensive experience of advising airlines, their insurers, manufacturers and MRO’s, with a specialism in complex multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes. She advises on product liability and airworthiness, as well as certification issues, air defence technology, enforcement and restraint applications and aircraft repossession/redelivery. Her particular focus is commercial and technical disputes relating to sale, leasing, manufacturing and maintenance contracts.

Annabel’s expertise extends to advising airlines and tour operators on personal injury claims, passengers with reduced mobility and the carriage of minors. She supervises a team of case-handlers on 261 cases for a number of airlines.

She has day-to-day experience of handling a considerable number of major accidents, for example the Air India Express flight 812 at Mangalore, China Airlines flight 642 at Hong Kong and Pan Am 103.

Annabel has particular experience advising carriers in Europe, India and South East Asia, as well as the Caribbean.

Highlight Matters
- Defending an American parts manufacturer in relation to a GA claim where the aircraft suffered a total constructive loss.
- Advising a high net worth individual who had purchased a part share in a business jet where the aircraft failed to come up to the required standard.
- Acting for the airline who suffered a total constructive loss of an aircraft as a result of a chemical spillage from incorrectly declared dangerous cargo. This resulted in the largest ever civil award in China by the Beijing Supreme People’s Courts, US$65m.

Languages

English

Member

Member of the International Aviation Women’s Association (IAWA)                                  

Education

Qualified in England & Wales, 2001.
LL.B (Hons) MA.


London: Transport

Aviation

Within: Aviation

Ince‚Äôs ‚Äėsolid, approachable and personable‚Äô team provides ‚Äėgood response times‚Äô and is praised for the ‚Äėtechnical quality of its advice.‚Äô It regularly handles major disputes, insurance, regulatory work, commercial and competition matters, and also houses a specialist aviation employment practice. Global head of aviation Gillie Belsham¬†is a ‚Äėmassively experienced commercial litigator who has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the industry and hugely respected‚Äô and advised on a dispute involving a fire on an aircraft while it was parked at London Heathrow Airport. The team is noted for its strong Middle East practice and travel head Anna Anatolitou¬†advises Emirates on a range of regulatory matters, and advises flydubai on commercial and regulatory matters. The team is also instructed by numerous airlines on uninsured UK passenger claims, particularly in relation to boarding, flight delays, and cancellations. Global Aerospace, Sri Lankan Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Vueling and Bristow Helicopters are clients. Managing associate Solange Leandro¬†leads on competition work and Rebecca Thornley-Gibson¬†handles employment matters for aviation-sector clients. Annabel Williamson¬†is also a key member of the team, as is¬†senior associate Ben Bright-Wood, who both recently joined from Clyde & Co LLP.

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