Holiday Claims
Holiday Claims

Meet the Holiday Illness Claims Team

The management of Simpson Millar's Holiday Travel Team have been dealing with holiday illness claims for over 70 years, and we have an enviable reputation in the travel industry. Our team of travel experts regularly secure substantial compensation payments for holidaymakers exposed to illness and food poisoning on holiday abroad.

Nick Harris - Head of International Travel Law

Nick Harris - Head of International Travel Law

Nick's expertise lies in International Holiday Travel Law Claims for Illness or Personal Injury. He is Head of Simpson Millar’s International Holiday & Travel Law Division and an Associate of the firm. Nick qualified attaining a 1st Class LLB Honours Degree in Law. Nick’s background as a Defendant lawyer with a prominent tour operator gives him an advantage. His understanding of tour operating means he instantly identifies issues central to securing successful outcomes for his clients. Read More


Alice Hellewell - Paralegal, Holiday Claims

Alice Hellewell - Paralegal, Holiday Claims

Alice’s career began at a niche firm of Solicitors in South Manchester. During her time there she undertook a variety of roles, before being promoted to a fee earning paralegal position where she handled her own Consumer Credit cases from start to finish. In order to broaden her knowledge and experience, Alice moved to Simpson Millar LLP (formerly Colemans-ctts Solicitors) in 2013, where she began a role in the Legal Processing Centre. Read More


Amanda Dunford - Chartered Legal Executive

Amanda Dunford - Holiday Illness Claims Specialist

Amanda is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. Amanda joined Simpson Millar LLP’s holiday claims team in December 2014 from Hill Dickinson LLP where she had been defending litigated transport claims. Amanda handles holidaymakers claims who have suffered from an accident or illness as a result of poor hotel standards involving the Package Holiday and Package Tour Regulations 1992. Read More


Group Travel Litigation Claims Manager Andrew Tarling

Andrew Tarling – Holiday Compensation Claims Manager

Andrew is a member of the Travel and Tourism Lawyers Association (TATLA), holds a LLB (Hons) Degree in Law and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. Andrew has immense experience of the travel industry and tour operating having spent many years as an in-house lawyer defending personal injury claims for the prominent tour operator Thomas Cook. Andrew is converse with private international law matters and has experience of representing clients injured in Road Traffic Accidents whilst abroad. Read More


Becky McIvor - Litigation Executive - Travel Law

Becky McIvor - Litigation Executive – Travel Law

Becky began her career as a Costs Draftsman and Negotiator for a national law firm based in South London in 2012. In 2014, she became a Fee Earner dealing with Personal Injury Claims arising from Road Traffic Accidents. Becky took the opportunity to join the Simpson Millar Holiday Claims Department in August 2016. She brings her motor personal injury claims experience to our Holiday Claims Department where she covers a range of illness cases suffered by holiday makers. Read More


Chandni Odedra - Litigation Executive - Travel Law

Chandni Odedra - Litigation Executive- Travel Law

Chandni obtained her Law degree in 2012 and started her career by volunteering at a local Solicitors Firm as a Paralegal Assistant. In 2014, she became a Fee Earner dealing with Personal Injury Claims arising from Road Traffic Accidents with Slater and Gordon. In March 2016, Chandni joined the Simpson Millar Holiday Claims Department. She brings Motor Personal Injury Claims experience to the Department and covers a range of illness cases suffered by holidaymakers abroad. Read More


Claire Rabbetts Holiday Accident and Illness Claims Specialist

Claire Rabbetts - Holiday Accident and Illness Claims Specialist

Claire is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Legal Executives and joined Simpson Millar LLP's holiday claims team in July 2014. Claire has extensive knowledge of the travel sector having worked within the industry for over 13 years. Her previous roles include working for Thomas Cook, before joining TUI UK Limited (Thomson Holidays and First Choice Holidays) where she dealt with a wide range of legal issues in-house, as a Defendant lawyer. Read More


Daniel Ross - Solicitor, Holiday Claims

Daniel Ross - Solicitor, Holiday Claims

Joined Colemans-ctts, Manchester in June 2010 as a Cost Draftsman. In March 2011, joined the Industrial Disease Department as Paralegal. In October 2013, began working for Hudgell Solicitors in Leeds. Employed as an Industrial Disease Fee Earner until June 2014. In May 2014, worked as a Personal Injury Paralegal and as a Trainee Solicitor from October 2014. Qualified in April 2016 and joined Simpson Millar as a Holiday Claims Solicitor. Read More


Darrel Jardine - Solicitor, Holiday Claims

Darrel Jardine - Solicitor, Holiday Claims

Darrel read Law at Lancaster University from 1994 – 1997, studied the Legal Practice Course at the Chester College of Law in 1997/98, before then taking up a training contract with a central Manchester law firm in 1998; he qualified as a Solicitor in October 2000. Read More


David Holt - Holiday Illness Investigator

David Holt - Holiday Illness Investigator

David is an experienced specialist accident and illness investigator in assisting clients who have suffered personal injury abroad. He is skilled in investigating, analysing and collating evidence in sickness/injury cases and liaises closely with the department’s lawyers in order to assist in the best possible outcome. David has a wealth of experience having previously worked on behalf of many leading law firms.


Evelyine Massawe - Holiday Claims Paralegal Accounts Admin

Evelyine Massawe - Holiday Claims Paralegal Accounts Admin

Travel Law and Personal Injury Litigation involving the Package Travel, Package Holiday and Package Tours Regulations 1992. Acting for and representing holidaymakers who have suffered illness or injuries due to poor standards at hotels around the world and those who have been involved and injured in road traffic accidents whilst in the UK jurisdiction.Read More


Gary Rawlinson - Senior Holiday Claims Investigator

Gary Rawlinson – Senior Holiday Accident Investigator

Gary is a specialist accident and illness investigator skilled in collating evidence in cases involving clients who have suffered personal injury abroad.Gary is a qualified health and safety and accident investigator. Working closely with the department’s lawyers Gary ensures that each case is investigated thoroughly so that the strongest case possible is constructed. Gary has extensive experience have been commissioned and employed by many leading law firms in the past. Read More


Ian Bridge - Travel and Holiday Claims Litigation Executive

Ian Bridge - Travel and Holiday Claims Litigation Executive

Ian has an extensive background covering many different aspects of Law and presently specialises in travel, holiday and foreign claims. As part of his work on personal injury claims, Ian has attended numerous court hearings and trials on behalf of claimants, as well as a number of CICA appeal hearings. Read More


Senior Holiday Claims Solicitor James Blower

James Blower - Senior Holiday Claims Specialist

James’ conducts international travel law claims concerning clients who have suffered a personal Injury whilst working or on holiday abroad. James has a meticulous eye for detail which led to an invitation to join Simpson Millar’s highly successful Holiday Travel Law Division in 2010 where he has made an instant impact. James specialises in securing compensation for individual clients and small groups of holidaymakers who have suffered illness or an accident whilst abroad. Read More


Jamil Mohammed - Paralegal, Holiday Claims

Jamil Mohammed - Paralegal, Holiday Claims

Ian has an extensive background covering many different aspects of Law and presently specialises in travel, holiday and foreign claims. As part of his work on personal injury claims, Ian has attended numerous court hearings and trials on behalf of claimants, as well as a number of CICA appeal hearings. Read More


Louise Barker - Travel Law Paralegal

Louise Barker - Travel Law Paralegal

Louise's career in law started in the legal advice centre at Slater and Gordon, before she joined a small firm called Wildings, where she worked on low-velocity whiplash claims. She then joined Simpson Millar as a Paralegal in the travel law department and currently focusses on out of jurisdiction and non-package holiday claims. Read More


Marc Dando - Associate, Holiday Claims

Marc Dando - Associate, Holiday Claims

Marc is an Associate in the Travel Team having previously worked as a Team Leader in our Personal Injury motor team. He deals with all aspects of holiday injury claims and liability. Following 8 years with Commercial Union (now Aviva) working on Defendant motor and domestic cases, Marc joined Colemans to deal mainly with motor claimant cases before joining the travel team in 2013. Read More


Natalie Julier - Senior Paralegal, Holiday Claims

Natalie Julier - Senior Paralegal, Holiday Claims

Holiday Illness Claims, Personal Injury and Road Traffic Accident Claims Career: Natalie is a Senior Paralegal in our Holiday Claims Department, having previously been a team leader for the RTA Portal team in our Legal Processing Centre and having also worked as a Fee Earner in the Motor Personal Injury Department. Read More


Nicholas Lukacs - Holiday Claims Litigation Executive

Nicholas Lukacs - Holiday Claims Litigation Executive

Nicholas is a dedicated litigation executive and personal injury Lawyer who represents holidaymakers whose break abroad has been ruined by an accident or illness. With cases that have previously received national press coverage, Nicholas brings over 6 years of experience in the travel law sector to his role at Simpson Millar, in addition to a previous 5 years in other areas of British law. Read More


Nicola Hardy - Associate, Personal Injury

Nicola Hardy - Associate, Personal Injury

Nicola has worked in the Personal Injury Department at Simpson Millar since 2008, having began working as a Paralegal in the initial investigations team before progressing to handling her own case load. During her time with the firm Nicola has completed her Law Degree, the Legal Practice Course, her Training Contract, was admitted to the roll of Solicitors in September 2014 and was successful in her Application for Associate in June 2017. Read More


Paul Rimmer - Associate, Personal Injury

Paul Rimmer - Associate, Personal Injury

Paul is an Associate in our Travel team having previously led our Small Claims RTA Team which deals with claims for property damage and other losses resulting from RTA’s. Paul has worked his way up, having joined the practice in October 2000 as a junior before becoming a claims handler in the RTA department in 2001. Read More


Group Travel Litigation Claims Manager Paul Stevens

Paul Stevens – Group Travel Litigation Claims Manager

Paul’s specialism is prosecuting large class actions involving groups of holidaymakers affected by common issues such as illness or quality complaints. Paul spent 12 years working in travel as a defendant lawyer in a number of senior capacities leading teams conducting group and class actions. A Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives Paul also holds a degree in Anthropology from Durham University. Paul is a member of TATLA (Travel and Tourism Lawyers Association). Read More


Ross Smith - Partner, Holiday Claims

Ross Smith - Partner, Holiday Claims

Ross leads our Travel and Tourism Department having previously worked in the Domestic Personal Injury team of the Kingston-upon-Thames office. Ross undertakes all forms of accident and illness work that occurs abroad spanning from Package Travel Regulation matters to Skiing Accidents. He has particular niche in Direct Right of Action claim, Montreal Convention and Athens Convention Matters. He loves the challenge of a jurisdictional argument. Read More


Sarah James - Associate Litigation Executive, Personal Injury

Sarah James - Associate Litigation Executive, Personal Injury

In August 2016 Sarah was made Associate at Simpson Millar LLP. Sarah joined the firm in 2008 to work within the Initial Investigations Team, having graduated with a degree in law and mathematics. She quickly progressed and developed her skills and is now an established and very well respected member of the Travel Team who deals with accidents the have happened abroad. Read More


Holiday Accident and Illness Compensation Expert Simon Lomax

Simon Lomax - Holiday Accident and Illness Claims Manager

Simon's expertise is in Travel Law and Personal Injury Litigation involving the Package Travel, Package Holiday and Package Tours Regulations 1992, Montreal Convention and Athens Convention. Simon leads an expert team of Holiday Illness and Accident Claims Lawyers handling an ever increasing caseload ranging from simple trips and slips accidents abroad to complex and catastrophic injuries and large class actions. Read More