Sarah Prager

Call: 1997
Senior (10+ yrs call)

“Sarah is a delight to work with as she’s realistic and pragmatic in her advice but not afraid to take risks when necessary.”
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Expertise
Sarah’s practice 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. 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.

Additionally she is Chairman of the Travel and Tourism Lawyers’ Association.

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 embraced technology and has podcasts available via CPD cast.
Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 Rankings
Legal 500 2018

Consumer - leading juniors - Tier 1 - ‘An expert in travel law claims.’’

Travel Law - leading juniors - Tier 1 - ‘She is a doyenne of travel law barristers.’

Chambers & Partners 2019

Travel (Juniors) - Band 1 - Commended for her impressive advocacy skills, she handles sensitive fatal accident and catastrophic injury cases that often result in precedent-setting decisions and create new legislation. She is regularly instructed in cases involving foreign RTAs. She is a popular choice among leading solicitor firms on both the claimant and defendant sides.
"Sarah is a delight to work with. She is realistic and pragmatic in her advice, but not afraid to take risks when necessary." "She's excellent, very impressive on her feet and very good at cross-examination." Recent work: Instructed in Blades v Thomas Cook, a case before the Court of Appeal relating to the operation of the local standards defence in package travel claims.

 
Memberships

  • Personal Injuries Bar Association

  • Travel and Tourism Lawyers’ Association (Chair)

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