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
“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