Richard Gimblett

  Aviation Lawyer & Partner,

  Holman Fenwick Willan LLP (HFW)

Richard is a partner at the international law firm HFW and managing partner of the firm's Dubai office.

Richard specialises in aviation, travel law and commercial litigation. He leads the HFW aviation team in Dubai. A past in-house legal adviser at the UK Civil Aviation Authority, Richard's practice includes both aviation liability and regulatory issues. He also has many years of experience in travel and tourism law.

Richard's experience includes acting as lead partner in a number of high profile aviation claims in the Middle East and wider region, including the Turkish Airlines losses at Van (1994) and Diyarkabir (2003) and the Flash Airlines loss at Sharm el Sheikh (2004).

He is currently acting for Mozambique Airlines and its insurers in relation to the loss of flight TM 470 on 29 November 2013 and for flydubai and its insurers in relation to the loss of flight FZ981 on 19 March   2016 .   Who' s   Who   Legal Transport 2016 describes Richard as a “world class” regulatory practitioner.

Richard is also ranked as one of the global  top  10  contentious  aviation lawyers by The International Who's Who of Aviation Lawyers 2015 and was voted Aviation Lawyer of the Year (UAE) in 2016 and 2017 by Lawyer Monthly.

 

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