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Chambers of Simon Davenport QC and Jeffrey Golden

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Katherine Deal

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3 Hare Court (Chambers of Simon Davenport QC and Jeffrey Golden)


Barrister specialising in personal injury work with a particular focus on travel litigation including aviation claims. Has acted in a number of leading cases in this area including Homawoo v GMF Assurances (C-412/10) (in which the CJEU definitively confirmed the date of entry into effect of Rome II); Keefe v Mapfre & Hoteles Pinero Canarias [2013] EWHC 4279 (QB) (on jurisdiction over a foreign tortfeasor, currently on appeal to Court of Appeal); Middleton v Allianz & Middleton [2012] EWHC 2287 (QB) (on applicable law of claim and additional claim for overseas accident), Jones v AGF [2010] ILPr 4 and Thwaites v Aviva [2010] Lloyd’s Rep IR 667 (jurisdiction and applicable law in direct claims against foreign insurers);Healy v Cosmosair [2005] EWHC 1657 (QB) (catastrophic accident in course of package holiday in Portugal); Bygrave v Thomas Cook [2003] EWCA Civ 1631; Jones v Sunworld [2003] EWHC 591 QC (leading case on scope of package); Edmunds v Simmonds [2001] 1 WLR 1003 (applicable law under PIL(MP)A 1995).


Called Middle Temple 1997. Contributes division on overseas travel claims in Butterworths ‘Personal Injury Litigation Service’, updated March 2014; appointed by Council of the Inns of Court as a volunteer barrister for disciplinary hearings, 2009-13. Publishes in various journals including ‘New Law Journal’. Contributed to APIL’s ‘Guide to Accidents Abroad 2013’ and ‘Oliver and Dingemans: Employers Liability Cases’ (Butterworths, 2003). Conciliator to the Passenger Shipping Association/CLIA UK 2010-2014.


Fluent French, German.


PIBA; PEOPIL; London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association.


Walthamstow Hall, Sevenoaks; St Hugh’s College, Oxford (1995 BA Hons French and German, first class); City University (1996 Diploma in Law).

London Bar


Within: Aviation – 2019 silks

Katherine Deal QC - 3 Hare CourtShe is a phenomenal advocate.

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Within: Personal injury – 2019 silks

Katherine Deal QC - 3 Hare CourtShe is robust and good with difficult clients, you want her on your side.

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Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

Within: Travel law (including jurisdictional issues) – 2019 silks

Katherine Deal QC - 3 Hare CourtShe is a very capable advocate and the go-to person for anything involving travel insurance.

Within: Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

3 Hare Court is ‘the go-to set for travel insurance work’. The chambers is ‘small, but that is part of its charm’ and members’ ‘knowledge of this area of law is exceptional’. The set offers ‘a first-rate service for travel, accidents abroad and cross-border jurisdiction matters’. Its barristers, which include Howard Stevens QC (‘an eye for detail’) and Katherine Deal (‘excellent and extremely hardworking’), act for both claimants and defendants; some of the set’s biggest clients include tour operators such as TUI and Thomas Cook. Typical claims involve Package Travel Regulations and concern interested parties at inquests resulting from deaths abroad.

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