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Ashfords LLP welcomes new Partner and former RAF Pilot to strengthen the firm’s expert Aviation offering

By February 8, 2017January 26th, 2021Member News & Updates

National provider of legal and professional services, Ashfords LLP, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Morris as a Partner and head of the firm's expert Aviation Team.


Having previously worked for six years as the aviation Partner at Irwin Mitchell, Jim is a leading aviation law expert with over 26 years' experience in aviation and litigation. As a former professional pilot in the RAF, he has used his aviation and legal expertise to specialise in representing the victims of international air accidents including the Shoreham Air Show, the Police helicopter crash onto the Clutha Pub in Glasgow and the Germanwings suicide in the French Alps.


The appointment of Jim Morris to the firm will help boost Ashfords' expert-led and reputable aviation offering adding to its range of adept products and services.


The firm's specialist aviation offering encompasses the ability to represent victims involved in all types of air accidents around the world, such as airliner, business / commuter aircraft, helicopter, light aircraft and military aircraft accidents. Given the technical and legal complexity of air accidents, the expertise of Ashfords Aviation enables it to provide a class leading service to clients.


Jim Morris commented on his appointment to the firm: “I am thrilled to be joining such a fast-moving and exceptional law firm that has the resources and ability to act in all types of cases internationally. The firm champions an unrivalled depth of industry and legal expertise to provide an outstanding service to clients, and I am proud to become part of this in relation to leading the firm's aviation service“.


Jim is a member of a number of prestigious groups including The Honorable Society of Lincoln's Inn, Royal Aeronautical Society, American Association for Justice, European Air Law Association and International Bar Association.


Rory Mac Neice, Partner, Head of the Dispute Resolution Team at Ashfords and former professional National Hunt Jockey, commented: “I understand the importance of bringing our background knowledge and experience to our sectors, and we are delighted to welcome Jim to the firm to support and enhance our Aviation offering.


Jim's experience in the aviation industry and advising people is invaluable and we look forward to seeing our Aviation sector continue to thrive and grow.”