Sophie Allan

Personal injury


36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082


5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123


Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
Stephen Loxton
Paul Clarke

Personal injury

Sophie represents both Claimants and Defendants in all areas of serious injury litigation, including employers’ and public liability, road traffic accidents (including MIB claims), fatal accidents, claims arising from military service and Limitation Act disputes.

Significant Reported Cases

Johnston v NEI International Combustion Ltd (2007) 3 WLR 876 (HL) ('The Pleural Plaques Test Litigation')



Sophie is a personal injury specialist and also has a developing interest in public law, particularly Court of Protection work.

In respect of her personal injury practice, Sophie deals with all aspects of serious personal injury and has a particular interest in and experience of occupational disease. She is also a member of the Kings Chambers specialist pain team and has significant experience of coronial law.

Sophie is both robust in court and able to deal sensitively with her lay clients. She is careful and thorough in her approach to her cases and has considerable experience of managing expert evidence, both outside of the courtroom and in cross-examination. She is also experienced in conducting Joint Settlement Meetings.

She was second junior counsel for the Defendants in the Pleural Plaques litigation in both the Court of Appeal and House of Lords.

Sophie was appointed to the Attorney-General’s provincial panel of counsel in 2010.

Year of Call: 2004

Areas of expertise

Personal Injuries Bar Association (PIBA)

Lincoln's Inn

Northern and North Eastern Circuit


University: Newcastle

Degree: BA (Joint Honours) English Language and Literature (first class)

Called: 2004 (Lincoln's Inn)

Scholarships: Hardwicke and Denning Scholarships


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