Carter Newell Lawyers is an award winning specialist law firm providing legal advice to Australian and international corporate clients.

Led by Managing Partner Paul Hopkins, and Partners Glenn Biggs and Bronwyn Clarkson, our Aviation team acts for a number of Australia’s airports. We have considerable experience working not only with airports on acquisition, complex property, construction, real estate development, corporate governance, leasing, security, compliance and risk management issues, and regulatory compliance matters, but also working with their various underwriters across general liability, ISR, and contract works policies to name a few. We have defended numerous Australian airports in liability litigation right across Australia, ranging from personal injury claims, to contract disputes and multi-million dollar business interruption and property damage claims by airlines and airport tenants.

From the considerable experience and day to day involvement with Australian airports, the Carter Newell Aviation team has produced Australia’s first national Airports Liability and Compliance Guide. This Guide is a comprehensive review of the legislation, case law and penalty regimes across four key areas of airport compliance:

  • Design and development
  • Operations, services and pricing
  • Safety and security
  • Environment and culture.

Please contact us for a copy of the Australian Airports Liability and Compliance Guide.

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