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London law firm partner among Grand Canyon helicopter crash survivors

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Another solicitor on board has sadly died

One of the three passengers to survive the fatal Grand Canyon helicopter crash is a partner at Bircham Dyson Bell (BDB), the firm has confirmed.

Jennifer Barham, who goes by Jenny Dorricott at work, is a partner in the corporate firm’s major projects group in London. A representative for BDB told Legal Cheek:

“We can confirm that a BDB partner was injured in the Grand Canyon helicopter crash. We are closely monitoring the situation and are doing everything we can to support her family, friends and colleagues. Our thoughts are with all those affected at this difficult time and we send our condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in this tragic incident.”

Legal Cheek understands Barham is in hospital in Las Vegas.

The helicopter, run by aerial sightseeing company Papillon, went down on Saturday at about 5:20pm local time. Three of the six passengers on board, all of whom were friends, have sadly died.

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One of the fatalities was Jason Hill, a senior associate at Shoosmiths. Claire Rowe, Shoosmiths’ chief executive, said:

“Jason Hill was well respected and loved by all those who worked with him at the firm. He was hardworking, full of energy and enjoyable to work with, and we are greatly saddened by the news of his death and that of his brother Stuart. Our immediate thoughts are with their family at this very difficult and tragic time.”

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Corbyn. Symphathiser

Total tragedy. I hope that the survivors all pull through, and have nothing but the deepest sympathy for the families of those who passed away.

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BPTC student

Horrible crash. It seems to happen a lot recently. I think there was another one in Australia just a while back, also involving British tourists on a sightseeing flight, and last year a family died here in the UK going on holiday by helicopter.

As an aside, please stop writing “X has sadly died” (here, and in the piece on Brooke LJ). X didn’t die sadly (or merrily, or otherwise adverbially). Sadly, X has died.

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Anonymous

What a terribly strange/odd comment to make.

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Anonymous

How do you mean? I think it is okay?

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