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WFW enhances aviation disputes offering with new Partner hire5 June 2023

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Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) is delighted to announce that dispute resolution and aviation expert Tim Murray has joined the firm as a Partner in London.

Tim has over 20 years’ experience working on a wide range of aviation and travel-related dispute resolution matters both in the English courts and in arbitrations. His areas of expertise include leasing, aircraft finance, insurance (with a particular focus on advising the insured party), aircraft repossessions, aircraft engineering and technical issues, accidents and general contractual disputes. He also advises on a wide range of regulatory issues including matters before the European Commission, the UK Civil Aviation Authority and the UK Department for Transport. His clients include aircraft lessors and financiers, airports, operators and other businesses within the aviation sector.

Tim’s expertise is well-recognised in the legal community with him being ranked in Band 2 for Aviation Dispute Resolution in the 2023 edition of Chambers UK and as a Leading Lawyer for Transport: Aviation in the Legal 500 2023.

London Dispute Resolution Co-Head Rob Fidoe commented: “Tim is a highly experienced lawyer whose breadth and depth of aviation expertise will add significant further strength to our aviation disputes practice. I am delighted to welcome him to the team”.

Global Aviation Sector Co-Head Jim Bell added: “Tim’s arrival at WFW adds further weight to our contentious aviation offering and enhances our brand in the aviation sector as a whole. I look forward to working with him as we continue to grow and expand our aviation disputes practice”.

Tim commented: “I am excited to be joining such a highly rated aviation practice. I look forward to working with existing and new clients”.

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