Members of Drystone Chambers have acted for the defence in a number of cases involving CAA prosecutions. Clients have ranged from private pilots to ATPL holders accused of a variety of offences from paperwork issues through to Reckless Endangerment. Typical clients range from airlines and other commercial operators defending in CAA prosecutions. We have successfully defended prosecutions following aircraft accidents including manslaughter allegations arising out of alleged negligent maintenance.
We have extensive experience in advising from the outset of CAA investigations. In a number of instances (involving both pilots and commercial operators) early advice and the drafting of responses to the CAA has resulted in no further action being taken or warnings/cautions being issued rather than prosecution.
Latterly members have advised upon and drafted aircraft ownership and leasing agreements and aircraft operating agreements for types ranging from light aircraft through to multi-million pound business jets.
Aviation bodies that have sought advice from Chambers include BALPA, the British Parachute Association, GAPAN, the BMAA and the LAA.