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Stewarts Law LLP, James Healy-Pratt, London, ENGLAND

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James Healy-Pratt

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Stewarts Law LLP

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Partner and Head of the Aviation department. Recognised by a leading legal directory as the leading aviation claimant lawyer in the UK, James is the ‘go to’ lawyer for families in international and domestic aviation cases. He has an unrivalled track record of winning the highest aviation settlements in many countries.

James specialises in international and UK aviation accidents, helping claimants and their families worldwide. He is the lawyer of choice for high-value aviation claims.

James has a track record of winning major settlements for claimants in high-profile aviation accidents worldwide, as well as business jet, helicopter and light aircraft accidents. Has been involved in most of the major aviation accidents worldwide over the past 25 years.


In a leading legal directory they commented “Sources supply consistent praise, hailing him as the leading plaintiff lawyer in the country.” “James Healy-Pratt is the market leader for claimant work in the aviation field. He is lauded by sources as ‘very smart, an exceptional intellect and very creative’, and is also singled out as ‘being dedicated to his clients – he really goes the extra mile’, and being ‘tactically adept’.

James appears frequently on BBC, ITV, Sky, CNN etc and in the national and international press as an aviation legal expert. He has been the keynote speaker at many aviation conferences worldwide.


HM Assistant Coroner for East Sussex (current part time), Group General Counsel at Amlin plc. Senior Legal Adviser at Global Aerospace. LLM in Aviation & Space Law.


Solicitor, New York Attorney; HM Assistant Coroner for East Sussex; Sometime Lecturer in Aviation Law at Cranfield University; MRAeS, Licensed turbine helicopter pilot


Downside School, Somerset; Durham University (1990 BA Hons Law); University College London (1994 LLM Aviation and Space Law).


Family, flying turbine helicopters and vintage jets, season ticket holder Newcastle United FC (Gallowgate end of St James Park).

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Stewarts Law LLP is the ‘best in the business’ for complex, high-value cases for those who have been seriously injured abroad; it has the ‘technical skills, the know-how and the commitment to make a real difference to any serious case’ and is ‘sympathetic, realistic and pragmatic’. It is acting for a claimant, who was 19 when he suffered a massive brain injury as a result of a road traffic accident in Jersey; and is representing a claimant who suffered multiple orthopaedic, vascular and chest injuries in an accident at work in Austria. Head of international injury Julian Chamberlayne is a ‘tenacious litigator, who is confident in his creative use of the law who runs rings around most opponents’. The ‘effervescentScott Rigby’s ‘lively enthusiasm wins over clients and opponents alike, facilitating settlement where others might struggle’. Senior associate Christopher Deacon is a ‘superb travel lawyer; he is knowledgeable, tenacious, compassionate and intellectually astute’. Head of aviation James Healy-Pratt is ‘quite simply brilliant; his understanding of multi-jurisdictional law, his ability to deliver challenging issues in a kind and patient manner, his understanding of the coronial system and his brilliant strategic overview give his clients the confidence to know that he really is fighting their corner’. The aviation team acts for pilots and passengers, and their families, who are involved in aviation accidents and aviation disasters worldwide, often involving multi-jurisdictional litigation. Sarah Stewart is ‘extremely good with clients who have suffered losses in aviation disasters; they have complete confidence in her’; and Peter Neenan has an ‘incredible forensic mind and an eye for detail’ and is ‘fantastic on aviation-related cases’. Daniel Herman leads the Leeds-based personal injury team which also features Ben Townsend.

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