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. 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). She has written the chapter on England and Wales in The Legal Impacts of Covid-19 in the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Industry (ESTHE, 2021). Sarah also finds the time to update the chapter of the Encyclopedia of Insurance Law on the Motor Insurers' Bureau.

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 recently been invited to join the Consultative Group of Experts to the UNWTO Committee for the Development of an International Code for the Protection of Tourists. She has also been co-opted to the Admiralty Court Users’ Committee as a representative of the personal injury Bar.

Sarah has embraced technology and has podcasts available via CPD cast.
Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 Rankings
Legal 500 2022

Travel Law - leading juniors - Tier 1 - ‘She has in-depth knowledge of all cross-border and package travel regulation case law. ’

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 2022

Travel: International Personal Injury (Juniors) - Band 1

Sarah Prager is commended for her impressive advocacy skills and 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.

"A leader in travel litigation with an unparalleled grasp of jurisdictional issues. She is a go-to barrister for cruise-related cases and is really good with clients." "She's a very hard worker and a real fighter. She is also extremely good at communicating." "She is loved by judges and brings a wealth of knowledge of travel law."

Recent work: Acted in Chowdrey v PZU, a claim arising out of a foreign RTA which the claimant said had a catastrophic effect on his psychological wellbeing and earning capacity.

Best Lawyers UK 2023

Sarah Prager is recognised in The Best Lawyers United Kingdom 2023 for excellence in Travel Law.

Who's Who Legal: UK Bar 2022

Sarah is recommended in Aviation & Travel - Juniors.

Sarah has encyclopaedic knowledge of travel litigation with a very strong understanding and grasp of procedure in this highly complex area of law”. She is “very pragmatic and always willing to roll up her sleeves in difficult cases, providing pragmatic advice to her clients”. 

Sarah is also recommended as a Global Leader in Hospitality 2022

 
Awards
Named in the Global 100, 2022 - Personal Injury Adviser of the Year - UK.

Recognised in Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards 2021 as Personal Injury Adviser of the Year.

Named Travel Lawyer of the Year 2022 by Best Lawyers UK.

Named in the Lawyer International Legal 100 2022 - Personal Injury Adviser of the Year - UK.

Recognised in Corporate America Today Awards 2022 as Personal Injury Adviser of the Year - UK.
Memberships

  • Personal Injuries Bar Association

  • Travel and Tourism Lawyers’ Association (Chair)

  • Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers

  • International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates

Rankings

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