I have wide experience of aviation both on the legal side and operational side.


(i)                  Legal


My aviation cases have required various combinations of:


  • Urgent advice.
  • Case management.
  • Negotiation.
  • Submissions to CAA on fit and proper person status.
  • Negotiations with CAA and other agencies.
  • Conducting pleas in mitigation.
  • Making applications for discharge without conviction.
  • Acting as defence counsel at trial.
  • Filing and then conducting appeals to the High Court and other appellant Courts.
  • Generally protecting clients’ interests from start to finish.
  • Advising, negotiating and litigating employment law cases.
  • Advising, negotiating and litigating issues of civil liability.


(ii)                Operational


Commercial Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) (1975) and ‘B’ and ‘D’ cat instructor ratings.

3000+ hours pilot in command of these types:


Cessna 170, 180, 185, 188

Cessna 150, 152, 172, 177, 182, 206

Piper PA 18: 90/150

Piper PA 22: 108/150

Piper PA 28: 140/160/180/181/235

Piper PA 28: 200R Arrow

Piper PA 32: 300 Cherokee 6

Piper PA 38: 112

Auster J1B, J1Y, J5F, Mk4, Cygnet

Beagle B121, Bolkow 208, DH 82a

Druine D21, Fletcher FU 24, Grob G 109

Grumman AA1b/c, Jodel D9/D 11, RV 4, Rans S 6


Qualified Glider Pilot Certificate (issued 1969) ‘C’ cat glider instructor rating, glider towing rating. Have flown these types as pilot in command:


T31, Skylark II, Skylark IV, Ka6, K.13, Blanik, Pirat, Grob G 109 (2-seat motor-glider)



I have sampled: parachuting, paragliding, parasailing, helicopters & ballooning.