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Keystone Law, Trevor Sears, London, ENGLAND

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Trevor Sears

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Trevor has over 40 years’ experience in the fields of dispute resolution, travel and aviation, and insolvency. Trevor is a founder member of PROFiT (Prevention of Fraud in Travel) and acted for many years as a legal counsel to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). He is a non-executive director of a successful travel business. He is also a contributing author in Tolley’s Insolvency Law and has commented on legal issues on television and radio. Trevor’s areas of expertise are aviation regulatory work, travel and travel fraud, restructuring and insolvency, civil fraud, company director, shareholder and partnership disputes. Trevor’s key achievements include: (i) acting for a leading travel organisation in recovering substantial monies taken by in-house legal advisor; (ii) acting for IATA member airlines against major banks in trust monies claims; (iii) advising leading US airline on international contract issues; (iv) acting for a UK liquidator in Ponzi-type claims against former directors and others; (v) acting for a consortium of over 30 airlines in substantial claims against a major travel agency group; (vi) advising a major travel group dealing with requirements imposed by regulatory bodies; (vii) advising IATA internationally on diverse legal issues over many years; (viii) acting for trustees in bankruptcy in high-profile UK bankruptcies with international effect; (viiii) advising individuals and companies on shareholders and company disputes.


Trained Booth & Blackwell, qualified 1972. Kingsford Stacey Blackwell, 1997-2001; Davenport Lyons, 2001-13; Keystone Law, 2013.

London: Transport


Within: Aviation

Keystone Law is active across a range of aviation sector matters, such as liabilities, claims and contentious work, as well as commercial and regulatory matters. Surf Air Europe, Genesis Aerotech, Flybe, Virgin Atlantic, Nimbus Aviation and Transatlantic Aviation are clients for the team where recommended individuals include Trevor Sears, who is experienced in insolvency and dispute resolution; barrister Hugh O’Donovan, who has ‘in-depth experience’; Simon Murfitt and litigator Alex Ferrari.

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