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Katherine Howells

Call: 1994

“She is not afraid to fight her client’s corner in court.”

Legal 500 2015

"Very good attention to detail and has the ability to digest technical detail. Strong knowledge and understanding of international personal injury claims issues."

The Legal 500 2021

Overview

Katherine Howells specialises in personal injury, clinical negligence, travel, aviation and associated commercial proceedings. She has extensive experience acting for both Claimants and Defendants.

Katherine’s domestic practice has a focus on high-value fatal and traumatic injuries sustained in road traffic and workplace accidents, particularly brain injuries, together with cases involving occupiers’ and public liability issues and hospital acquired injuries. She also has a significant travel practice with a particular specialist knowledge of and interest in aviation matters. Katherine deals frequently with claims involving accidents overseas or foreign nationals injured or killed in the UK, questions of jurisdiction and applicable law, the right to cross border recovery of benefits under EC Regulation 883/2004, claims under the Package Travel Regulations and Athens Convention, Montreal Convention passenger injury, delay and lost or damaged baggage claims, delayed and denied boarding and downgrading claims under EC Regulation 261/2004 and accidents on board aircraft (including hot air balloons and microlights) or at airports or airfields. She is also experienced in dealing with contractual and other recovery proceedings made by tour operators against foreign suppliers, aviation maintenance disputes and claims concerning IATA Ground Handling Agreements. Katherine’s recent reported cases include Bianco v Bennett [2015], Yapp v Foreign and Commonwealth Office [2014] and Donkers & BGV v Storm Aviation v Lufthansa [2014].

Professional Recommendations

 

“Very good attention to detail and has the ability to digest technical detail. Strong knowledge and understanding of international personal injury claims issues.” “Individual strengths: attention to detail, clarity of expression, pragmatism and efficiency. She is very thorough and very determined – never afraid to fight her client’s corner in court.” “Has a very sharp tactical mind and is able to anticipate where opponents may be looking to take their case.”

The Legal 500 2021

“Very thorough and well prepared.” “A very safe pair of hands.”  “She is dogged, thorough and really knows how to fight her client’s corner.”

Chambers & Partners 2020

“First-class preparation and leaves no stone unturned.” “She is very diligent, persistent and does not give up.”  “She has a sound, practical and client-focused approach and an ability to make very complex ideas understandable.”

The Legal 500 2020

“She does really thorough preparation before a hearing but is very concise and to the point with her advocacy.” 

Chambers & Partners 2016

“She is not afraid to fight her client’s corner in court.”

The Legal 500 2015

“Katherine Howells is ´an incredibly bright, tactically astute barrister´ with particular expertise in aviation-linked injury.”

The Legal 500

“She has a mastery of the financial detail combined with a steadfast resolve to achieve the best result.”

The Legal 500

“She has a good eye for the points that really matter and a steely confidence in argument.”

The Legal 500

“She is regarded as a leading junior in relation to passenger liability.”

The Legal 500

Katherine Howells boasts a “sharp intellect” and “always goes the extra mile to secure the best results for clients”

The Legal 500

“She has the forensic focus to get straight to the issue in a case.”

The Legal 500

Expertise

Personal Injury

Travel

Clinical Negligence


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Graham Smith

Deputy Senior Clerk
Graham Smith 020 7269 0357 gsmith@oldsquare.co.uk

Olivia Moliterno

Team Leader & Assistant to Senior Clerk
Olivia Moliterno 020 7269 0477 moliterno@oldsquare.co.uk
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