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.”
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. Sarah contributes to publications produced internationally by the Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies, and most recently contributed chapters to its Collective Commentary on the New Package Travel Directive (ESHTE, 2020, chapters on Article 21 and on transposition into UK law) and to its book Tourism Law in Europe (ESHTE, 2021, chapter on tourism law in the UK).
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.
Sarah has been named Travel Lawyer of the Year 2020/2021 by Best Lawyers UK.
Sarah has been awarded a Lawyer Monthly Women in Law 2020 Award in recognition of her outstanding legal expertise and contribution within Personal Injury.
Travel Law - leading juniors - Tier 1 - ‘She is incredibly sharp. She cuts through the nonsense, giving solid, erudite advice every time.’
Consumer - leading juniors - Tier 1 - ‘An expert in travel law claims.’’
Chambers & Partners 2021
Travel: International Personal Injury (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. She has significant experience of advising on the implications of Brexit and the new Package Travel Regulations.
"She is a delight to work with - realistic and pragmatic in her advice but not afraid to take risks when necessary. She's a very persuasive advocate." "Her advocacy skills are second to none, and she is very friendly and approachable. She has a real down-to-earth approach with clients."
Recent work: Acted a claimant who suffered a brain injury after being hit by a rigid inflatable boat while swimming off Rhodes.
- Personal Injuries Bar Association
- Travel and Tourism Lawyers’ Association (Chair)
- Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers
- International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates