Lawyers with airline and aviation experience

Amongst our transport sector clients, Royds Withy King advises a number of major and minor airlines including Air France and Air India. Our commercial understanding of the sector and our international network means that we are able to provide a broad range of services to them including:

Outsourced legal department

For international airlines with limited operations in the UK, we are able to provide a highly responsive and cost effective solution to all their legal needs including commercial contracts, employment, real estate and disputes advice. Our “in-house lawyer” service can be configured for large and small organisations with a suitable monthly or quarterly retainer so that clients can be reassured about their legal budget.


Our dedicated team of employment lawyers advise on a range of issues including transfer of undertakings (TUPE) when businesses are purchased or sold, contracts of employment or service for senior staff, outsourcing, discrimination, dismissal and redundancy procedures and general day to day advice.

Procurement/commercial contracts

Airlines enter into a multitude of contracts on a regular basis, whether this is for complex air slots at major airports or with catering, cargo handling and other service providers. Our commercial lawyers are pragmatic and business like and are also specialists advising in areas such as intellectual property, agency/distribution agreements, contracts for VIP suites, catering, ticketing, call handling, fuel hedging and cargo and baggage handling.

Real estate

Within our commercial property team, which advises both landlords and tenants on sales, purchases and leases, we have specialists with wide experience in the airline sector including in retail operations and in construction matters. We also advise on property disputes and in all types of property related litigation.

Disputes and litigation

Our highly regarded litigation team supports airlines in a range of issues from contractual disputes to regulatory matters and also advises on passenger and cargo claims. As well as conducting litigation in the High Court and local County Courts, we specialise in domestic and international arbitration and all forms of ADR, including mediation.

Ex-patriot support

Our private client department is able to advise airline executives who are posted temporarily or permanently in the UK on UK taxation, immigration and other legal matters.

Contact us now to find out how our airlines and aviation lawyers can help to keep you and your business ahead of the curve.

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