Katherine Deal specialises in all aspects of personal injury litigation. She deals with claims ranging from whiplash injuries to catastrophic brain injuries of maximum severity. She has a particular expertise dealing with claims arising out of overseas accidents. She has extensive experience in package travel claims, acting for and against all of the major tour operators in claims ranging from mass outbreaks of gastric illness to deaths overseas.
Katherine also does a lot of work arising from accidents outside the scope of package holidays. In addition Katherine acts in a large number of aviation claims, many of which have a jurisdictional element. These range from fatal air crashes to accidents on board suffered by crew members to claims surrounding the opening of Terminal 5 at Heathrow. Katherine is an adept litigator but also has immense experience in alternative dispute resolution, and has acted for claimants and defendants in mediations and joint settlement meetings on numerous occasions.
Katherine was appointed conciliator for the Passenger Shipping Association in April 2010 and continues to advise cruise lines and disgruntled passengers within the scope of the conciliation scheme.