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Paul Woodley



Friary Court
65 Crutched Friars
London EC3N 2AE
United Kingdom

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Paul is a Partner in the Aerospace Team based in London. He qualified in 2009 and is an Associate and Chartered Insurance Practitioner of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII). Paul spent five years working for HFW in the Singapore office before relocating to HFW’s London office in 2018.

Paul has significant airline major loss experience in multiple jurisdictions, including foreign carrier accidents situated in Europe and, more recently, in the United States. Paul advises insurers in relation to coverage disputes with Insureds domiciled throughout the world utilising his insurance industry background and insurance qualifications.

Paul remains focussed on developing a practice in emerging risks within the aviation industry, including the development of a UAV practice in response to both broker and insurer lead demands. Paul continues to act for airlines, manufacturers and airport service providers in several jurisdictions. Paul also has extensive experience in handling major general aviation accidents in Asia and complex sports liability aviation related claims in Europe. Prior to becoming a solicitor, Paul worked as an Aviation Lloyd's Placing Broker at Aon Limited for 7 years placing major airline, products and general aviation insurance programs. More recently, Paul was seconded to a major insurer client in London, UK, acting as an in-house Senior Complex Claims Adjuster, utilising and applying his vast industry knowledge to the management and resolution of worldwide aviation claims.

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The London office is the firm's largest, with over 250 lawyers.

It offers the full range of services that HFW provides globally, with partners from the London office working closely with all the other HFW offices, as well as in many jurisdictions around the world. HFW moved to its current premises in September 2008, having previously been in nearby Lloyds Avenue for almost 100 years.

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