Vauxhall Helicopter Crash: RotorMotion admits liability towards LSE graduate

6 Dec, 2017

Shahram Sharghy, is acting for LSE graduate Mr Halawa who sustained serious injury in the helicopter crash in Vauxhall, central London on 16 January 2013. Pilot, Paul Barnes, 50, with over 24 years of flying experience died in the crash. Matthew Wood, 39, a passing pedestrian was also killed. In all 12 people were injured by the flying debris from the burning helicopter. Barnes was on his way to pick up restaurateur Richard Caring, a little before 8am. See related articles from the The Metro and The London Evening Standard.

Mr Halawa is suing RotorMotion, for substantial damages as a result of being unable to obtain employment with an investment bank. Although he has managed to obtain a support role at Morgan Stanley, he claims that his career trajectory has been severely altered and he has lost out on a lucrative career in investment banking. The case has been adjourned to allow the parties to obtain expert banking evidence in order to assess Mr Halawa’s loss of career earnings.

The trial will resume in December 2018.

Shahram Sharghy was instructed by Irwin Mitchell, London.


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