Katherine Allen heads the travel litigation team at Hugh James, and has vast experience of acting for tourists who have become ill or been injured on package holidays, in road accidents abroad, on cruise liners and on aeroplanes. She also has experience in dealing with claims arising from aviation disasters. She is an APIL senior litigator and is one of the first APIL accredited accidents and illnesses abroad specialists.
Katherine also has experience in dealing with claims arising from aviation disasters and terrorist attacks.
Graduating from the University of Wolverhampton before completing her legal training at the College of Law, London, Katherine qualified as a solicitor in 1996. She worked in the International Travel Litigation Group at Irwin Mitchell in Birmingham for over 10 years where she became a partner in 2007. Katherine joined Fentons in January 2010 and became a partner in the firm in January 2011. She joined Slater & Gordon as a Principal Layer in September 2013 when Fentons was acquired by them. In August 2016 she joined Hugh James where she continues to represent the interests of those injured abroad.
She is a member of the Travel and Tourism Lawyers Association, the Pan-European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL), and the American Association for Justice. She is also the Chair of the PEOPIL RTA European Exchange Group.