Katherine Allen


Katherine is a Partner at Hugh James specialising in Travel Law. She acts for tourists who have become ill or been injured on package holidays, in road accidents abroad, on cruise liners and on aeroplanes.

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 Lawyer 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.

Published Works

Contact details

020 3053 8561 / katherine.allen@hughjames.com

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury

Year Qualified



The Grammar School for Girls Wilmington 1983 – 1990
University of Wolverhampton 1990 – 1993
College of Law London 1993 - 1994


APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers)
Travel and Tourism Lawyers Association
Pan-European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL)
American Association for Justice