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Portrait of Abby Buchanan
Areas of expertise: Holiday accident claims, Travel


Abby is a paralegal in the travel law team based in Guildford. She receives instructions from our travel insurer clients, advising on prospects and acting on behalf of their policyholders, should they suffer an accident abroad. Abby assists other senior members of the team, providing legal support on a wide range of tasks for foreign accident claims litigated abroad and also in the English High Court. These tasks include drafting of witness statements, instruction of experts, preparation of schedules of loss, attending conferences with counsel and medico-legal experts, and liaising with UK travel insurers and foreign experts. 

A fluent Spanish speaker, Abby is certified to a level C1 under the Common European Framework. She uses these skills to support the team in handling claims arising from accidents in Spain and Latin America. 

Abby graduated from the University of Bristol after studying law with Spanish (LLB) for four years, including a year studying law at the University of Granada, followed by a month undertaking a course in fashion law at the Milan Fashion Institute.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for a client who sustained injuries whilst cycling in Morocco.
  • Acting for a client who sustained injuries in a road traffic accident in Spain.
  • Assisting on a high-value case relating to a client who suffered life-changing injuries as a minor in Spain.
  • Working on a claim involving a cyclist who experienced life-changing injuries whilst on a cycle tour in Mallorca.

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