I have over 25 years' experience of handling foreign personal injury claims throughout Europe and worldwide for claimants, travel companies and foreign insurers. I've been involved in many of those cases which have helped shape the law in this area.
I have a particular expertise in French law and procedure, and am a fluent French speaker. I'm now a member of the Aviation Team at Irwin Mitchell handling aviation related accident claims for people in the UK and worldwide.
What do you do away from the office?
I live in Wimbledon with my partner and two teenage boys. In my spare time, I like travelling and cooking.
Julie is "a brilliantly talented lawyer now deploying her considerable cross-border skills to the aviation market." - Legal 500, 2021
"It is a testament to her skills that she not only got to grips with the details and intricacies of a complex aviation incident but she took the time and effort to get to know my wife and I, her clients... With Julie’s formidable expertise we were able to navigate a path to a reasonable settlement of the case. Without Julie’s consummate strategies and deft advice we would not have been able to make a return to normality and move on with our lives in that space of time. We wholeheartedly, without any hesitation or reservation, recommend the services of Julie Straughan." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Following a serious helicopter accident, I contacted Irwin Mitchell to assist with my personal injury claim against the insurers... Although it was a lengthy process, as I'm sure most of these types of claims are, Julie came through in the end with a very good result. I would have absolutely no reservations about recommending Julie and Irwin Mitchell to anyone who is in the unfortunate situation of being injured, whether minor or seriously, in any type of accident." - 5* Trustpilot review