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Weightmans appoints new litigation partner to aviation team

Litigation specialist Adam Baker has joined the aviation team.

Weightmans’ aviation team has welcomed litigation specialist Adam Baker as a partner in its London-based team.

Baker joins the firm from Clyde & Co, where he practised from 2003, and had held the position of legal director since 2011. Having studied at the University of St Andrews, which included an year abroad working in Germany, and at the College of Law, he brings with him a wide range of aviation-related experience.

Weightmans launched its aviation team in 2018, headed by partner Andrew Krausz, to advise the industry and its insurers on contentious, regulatory and commercial matters.

Adam said: "I am delighted to be joining Weightmans’ aviation litigation team, which has established a significant presence in London over the last three years and which is now entering a phase of further expansion. I very much look forward to increasing the firm's offering in all aspects of aviation litigation work, and in particular in respect of complex commercial court claims, general aviation claims, claims arising out of alleged pilot negligence and claims involving a German language element.

“The emphasis will continue to be on providing a high-quality but cost-effective service, using aviation technical knowledge where required to secure the best possible outcomes for clients."

Andrew Krausz, head of aviation at Weightmans LLP, said: “We’re excited to substantially increase the breadth and depth of our expert aviation offering, thanks to Adam’s major loss and international experience gained over the last 18 years.  

“His appointment further bolsters our status as the pre-eminent practice in the UK for aviation technical knowledge. As well as his expertise, Adam is the second qualified current pilot on the team with licences and ratings on fixed wing, rotary and even sea planes.”

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