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Nigel Taylor

Of Counsel

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Nigel Taylor specializes in claims arising from international aviation disasters. He has litigated aviation cases all around the world and recovered over a quarter of a billion dollars for aviation accident victims. He was formerly a senior partner with a London based international law firm, has served as Of Counsel with a major US plaintiff’s law firm with offices in New York City and San Francisco and has published articles on international aviation accident law. He has handled cases arising out of commercial airline accidents in England, Scotland, Germany, France, China, Thailand and many other countries. He has a close knowledge of how the airline insurance industry works and how to negotiate the most favorable recoveries for his clients.

Professional Qualifications

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court England & Wales 1976
  • Solicitor Hong Kong 1980
  • Solicitor and Barrister Australia ( Victoria ) 1983

Experience

Thirty five years with well-known English and US law firms specializing in international litigation, including fifteen years as a Partner in the international firm of Sinclair Roche & Temperley and three years as Of Counsel to the US firm of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, one of the largest law firms in the world that represent only plaintiffs in class and group actions and in individual lawsuits in cases of serious personal injury or death.

Aircrash multiple fatality cases handled include

  • Lauda Air Boeing 767 crash in Thailand
  • Pakistan International Airways Airbus A-300 crash in Nepal
  • Thai International Airbus A-310 crash at Kathmandu
  • Aeroflot Russian Airlines Airbus A-310 crash in Siberia
  • China Southern Airlines Boeing 737-300 crash at Shezhen, China
  • Royal Air Force Chinook helicopter crash in Scotland
  • British Army Westland Lynx helicopter crash in Germany
  • Air France Boeing 707 crash near Bogota, Columbia
  • Thai International Airbus A-310 at Surat Thani, Thailand
  • Air France Concorde at Paris
  • Gulf Airways Airbus A-320 at Bahrain
  • Helios Air Boeing 737 Greece
  • Comair/Delta Bombardier CRJ-100 at Lexington, Kentucky
  • Gol Airlines Boeing 737-800 Brazilian Amazon jungle
  • One-Two-Go Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-82 at Phuket, Thailand
  • Air France Airbus A330 Atlantic Ocean

Professional Organizations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Law Society of England & Wales

Academic

Mr. Taylor has spoken at numerous seminars on aviation law topics, has contributed articles to various publications concerning the unfairness of the Warsaw Convention and other laws that disadvantage aircrash victims, has appeared on British television and has played a prominent role in campaigns to improve the rights of the victims of aircrashes. He has also been a visiting lecturer at the University of Southampton where he lectured for many years on the subject of fatality claims arising from international disasters.

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