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Sarah Prager

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1 CHANCERY LANE (Chambers of Simon Readhead QC)


Barrister specialising in personal injury and travel-related claims, including claims under the Package Travel Regulations, the Athens, Warsaw and Montreal Conventions, and at common law. Recent cases include Japp v Virgin Holidays Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 1371; Harrison v Jagged Globe Ltd [2012]; Michael v Musgrave [2011]; Milner v Carnival Plc [2010] CA; Moore v Hotelplan Ltd [2010]; Drabble v Sunstar [2008]; Prince v Prince [2007]; Kempson v First Choice Holidays [2007]; Harbord v Thomas Cook Airline and anor [2006] and First Choice Holidays and Flights Ltd v Holden [2006].


Called 1997, Inner Temple. Publications: ‘Local Standards: the decision in Japp v Virgin Holidays Ltd’ (2013) PIBULJ; ‘Complaints in Cruise Cases’ (Travel Law Quarterly); ‘Pioneering Passengers’ Rights’ Legislation and Jurisprudence from the Aviation Sector (ERA Forum); ‘Assumption of Responsibility in Holiday Cases’ (Travel Law Quarterly); ‘The Assessment of Damages in Holiday Cases’ The Impact of Milner v Carnival Plc (Travel Law Quarterly); ‘Use of the Highway Code in Personal Injury Cases’ (PI Brief Update Law Journal); ‘The Athens Convention – Jurisdiction in Cruise Cases’ (Travel Law Quarterly); Co-author, ‘The Athens Convention – Pleading in Cruise Cases’ (Travel Law Quarterly); ‘Maher v Groupama Grand Est’ (January 2009); ‘The limitation lottery: recent developments in the law on limitation’ ([2008] PIBULJ); ‘Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble: the standard of care in food poisoning cases’ ([2008] 1 ITLJ 26); ‘Ex Turpi Causa – an analysis of the decision in Gray v Thames Trains’ ((2008) PIQR P20); ‘Surveillance evidence: is it always necessary to stay within the limits of the law?’ ([2007] PIBULJ); ‘Direct Claims Against Insurers’ ([2007] PIBULJ); ‘The applicable law in cases involving the loi badinter: ss11 and 12 of the Private International Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1995 reviewed’ ([2007] JPIL 338); Co-author, ‘A Little Local Difficulty: When are tour operators and hoteliers liable for holiday-makers’ accidents?’ ((2006) 156 NLJ 1006); ‘Regulation 15 of the Package Travel Regulations and the ‘Evidential Own Goal’ ((2006) 3 ITLJ 131); ‘Access denied: What redress airline passengers can expect under Regulation 261/2004/EC.’ ((2006) 156 NLJ 1124).


PIBA; TATLA (Chair).


Ipswich High School; Nottingham University (LLB Hons).


Food and drink, fishing, walking.

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Within: Consumer – Leading juniors

Sarah Prager - 1 Chancery LaneAn expert in travel law claims.

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Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

Within: Travel law (including jurisdictional issues) – Leading juniors

Sarah Prager - 1 Chancery LaneShe is a doyenne of travel law barristers.

Within: Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

1 Chancery Lane is ‘one of the main sets for travel law’ which is ‘particularly good on package travel’ and is described as ‘excellent’ and ‘having no weak links’. The set is ‘strong throughout’ with standout silks such as Matthew Chapman QC and John Ross QC, and leading juniors like Sarah Prager, who has ‘good understanding of law’, and ‘the quite sharpJack Harding.

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