Jennifer Downing



I am a solicitor specialising in international travel litigation, with experiences in group litigation. I manage a team in the Birmingham office which primarily deals with group actions against UK-based tour operators, or single party actions against defendants in foreign countries. 

I have expertise in dealing with the following: 

  • General gastric illness
  • Salmonella
  • Giardia
  • Campylobacter
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Legionnaires

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

My father who previously worked in the legal profession inspired me and gave me a good insight into a profession which can be most challenging and rewarding.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

The most rewarding aspect of my role is achieving the best outcome for my clients. 

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

The diverse nature of the firm and the people within it.

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 01/08/2016
    Passengers Frustrated Following Illness That Ruined Birthday Cruise

    “Gastroenteritis causes huge discomfort and very unpleasant symptoms which are compounded by being taken ill on holiday when you are supposed to be relaxing and enjoying yourself. “We have now commenced formal legal proceedings in a bid to gain the answers and redress Robert and Rona are looking for.”

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  • 23/06/2016
    Settlement For Family After Bed Bugs And Gastric Illness Ruin Anniversary Holiday Celebrations

    “Rae and Rachel waited a year for this holiday, which was supposed to be spent relaxing with their family, but they were left suffering with gastric illness symptoms as well as a significant number of bites. “We have seen first-hand how much of an impact gastric illness can cause and the effects it can have on the many people who suffer long-lasting problems. “No one goes on holiday expecting to suffer from illness problems as Rae and Rachel did and we are pleased to have been able to secure them a fair settlement so that they can now put the ordeal behind them.”

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  • 04/05/2016
    Couple Says Holiday Was Ruined Following Illness Which Left One Quarantined For 48 Hours

    “Linda suffered from illness during her voyage on the Oasis of the Seas cruise ship, which ruined her and her partner’s holiday and left her needing medical attention whilst holidaying, as well as on her return home. “This was intended to be a well-deserved break for the pair, and a chance to spend some quality time together as a couple. “Unfortunately Linda was quarantined and ill for a significant proportion of the break and understandably wanted to know what caused her illness. “We have now successfully obtained a settlement for the couple which will hopefully allow them to draw a line under their terrible experience and to move on with their lives.”

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  • 03/05/2016
    Settlement For Northumberland Man Hospitalised By Holiday Illness

    “The ordeal Dirk and his friends endured shows just how serious gastric illnesses can be and the long-term impacts they can have on victims. Dirk required medical treatment at the hotel and a local hospital, as well as enduring the symptoms on his return to the UK. “We are now delighted to have secured him a fair settlement that will cover the cost of his ruined holiday, the illness he suffered and the long-term impact this illness had on his diet and day-to-day life. Hopefully, Dirk can now put this experience behind him and begin to look forward. “A number of other cases relating to illness suffered by holidaymakers during their stay at the Dreams Resort & Spa are ongoing and we are working to achieve a fair settlement for their ordeals."

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