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Stewarts Law LLP

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Stewarts Law LLP, Peter Neenan, London, ENGLAND

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Peter Neenan

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Partner in the Aviation department. Peter is a dual qualified English solicitor and Illinois attorney described by Chambers as “an exceptional lawyer”. Peter specialises in technically complex aviation matters often involving multiple jurisdictions and holds two master degrees in Theoretical Physics and Advanced Air & Space Law.

Peter regularly acts for victims of aviation accidents world wide, and has significant knowledge of legal, technical and jurisdictional issues arising out of light aircraft, helicopter and airline accidents. Additionally, Peter advises on commercial aviation matters with an interest in liability issues arising out of the commercial use of drone technology.

Peter has represented families in the majority of large airline disasters around the world over the past 10 years. Recent highlights include EgyptAir Flight MS804 and Malaysia Airlines Flights MH17 and MH370.

In addition, Peter assists in commercial aviation matters, eg aircraft resale involving proof of sophisticated aircraft systems malfunction.

Peter is described in a leading legal directory as “an exceptional lawyer” (2016) and “very hands-on, together and organised” (2017).


Peter joined the Aviation department on its inception in 2006 and has been at the department since. He holds a MSci in Theoretical Physics, an LLM in Advanced Air & Space Law and is qualified as an English solicitor and Illinois attorney.


Royal Aeronautical Society and the American Bar Association.


MSci Theoretical Physics, Hatfield College, Durham University; GDL & LPC, BPP, London; LLM Advanced Air & Space Law, Leiden Institute of Air & Space Law, Netherlands.

London: Transport


Within: Travel

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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