Ms Sarah Prager > Deka Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Deka Chambers
3-5 Norwich Street
London
EC4A 1DR
England

Position

Sarah Prager specialises in travel law claims, including claims under the Package Travel Regulations 1992 and 2018, the Athens and Montreal Conventions, and at common law.

She also has a particular expertise in all aspects of conflict of law and jurisdiction.

Sarah undertakes work in all areas of cross border work, encompassing claims involving issues of private international law, package holidays, international carriage, contractual recovery and cross border clinical negligence, and her caseload reflects this breadth of practice.

Together with her colleagues Matthew Chapman and Jack Harding she co-wrote the most recent editions of Saggerson on Travel Law. Sarah also 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).

Sarah was invited to join the Consultative Group of Experts to the UNWTO Committee for the Development of an International Code for the Protection of Tourists; the Code has now been adopted by the UNWTO and is being implemented internationally. She has also been co-opted to the Admiralty Court Users’ Committee as a representative of the personal injury Bar.

Career

Awards

  • Global 100, 2023 – Personal Injury Adviser of the Year – UK.
  • Personal Injury Advisor of the Year 2022: Global 100 and Lawyer International Legal 100
  • Travel Lawyer of the Year 2022: Best Lawyers UK
  • Personal Injury Advisor of the Year 2021: Lawyer Monthly Women In Law Awards

Education

  • LLB (Hons) Law, Nottingham University 1996

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Sarah PragerDeka ChambersSarah has an easy open manner in court, showing 100% integrity, which judges love.

Deka Chambers‘s travel team assists both claimants and defendants in overseas accident litigation and in recovery actions against overseas suppliers. The team counts on the expertise of John Ross KC, whose work includes leading cases on the subject of cross-border personal injury claims, and Sarah Prager, who is acting in a number of High Court trials and has three cases on jurisdictional matters going through the Court of Appeal. From the 9 Gough Square side of the chambers pre-merger, Grahame Aldous KC recently acted in Booth v Phillips, a High Court case which established the jurisdiction of the UK over deaths abroad leaving a dependent in the UK. Giles Mooney KC is acting for the defendant in a case where the claimant was injured whilst acting as a yacht’s engineer in the course of racing during an international regatta; it is alleged that the claimant has suffered serious brain injuries and the case is currently pleaded in excess of £3m.