Year Of Call: 1997
Sarah acts for both Claimants and Defendants in personal injury claims, and specialises in travel law claims, including claims under the Package Travel Regulations, the Athens and Montreal Conventions, and at common law. She also has a particular expertise in all aspects of conflict of law and jurisdiction.
Together with her colleagues Matthew Chapman and Jack Harding she co-wrote the most recent edition of Saggerson on Travel Law, and she is Chairman of the Travel and Tourism Lawyers’ Association. She is a regular contributor to the Personal Injury Brief Update Law Journal, the International Travel Law Journal, and the Travel and Tourism Lawyers' Association Newsletter.
Sarah's recent work includes Court of Appeal decisions involving consideration of guidelines in the assessment of damages in holiday claims, the extent of the doctrine of vicarious liability, and the date at which standards and regulations should be considered in personal injury claims. She has also represented both Claimants and Defendants in the High Court in high value claims arising out of excursions not booked as part of package holidays. She has considerable experience in representing Claimants in group actions arising out of outbreaks of both food poisoning and norovirus, having successfully pursued a number of such claims.
Sarah has been listed as a leading junior in the Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 directories, for a number of years, for her expertise in travel and consumer law. Client comments include:-
"A true bulldog in court; she is great on her feet.”
“Sarah is a delight to work with as she’s realistic and pragmatic in her advice but not afraid to take risks when necessary.”
“She stands her ground and knows when to push the opponent.”
“Her sense of humour is second to none, and you can always rely on her to bring it into play, but at the same time she knows what she’s talking about and will put up the very best fight to get results for the client.”
Sarah currently has three podcasts available via CPD cast. Please see the links below.
Cruise Claims: Knowing When Your Ship Has Sailed
Excursions and Off Package Sales
Recent Developments in Vicarious Liability for Assaults
Lougheed -v- On the Beach Ltd
 EWCA Civ
Court of Appeal re-emphasises the need for evidence of local standards in...
Japp v Virgin Holidays Ltd  EWCA Civ 1371
In 2008, whilst on holiday in Barbados, the claimant suffered personal...
Latest Publications Read more
- Lougheed v On the Beach Limited  EWCA Civ
- 'Local standards: the decision in Japp v Virgin Holidays Ltd  EWCA Civ 1371' ([Dec. 2013] PIBULJ)
- Travel and Tourism Lawyers’ Association
- Personal Injuries Bar Association