- Education: Nottingham Trent University – Law LLB Hons; BVC from Cardiff University
- Admitted: called to the Bar 2000, admitted to the roll of solicitors 2006
- Year joined: 2022
- Languages: English
Deborah Sayers is a senior associate in the London office. She was called to the Bar in 2000 and cross-qualified as a solicitor and was admitted in 2006.
Deborah has over 20 years experience in general civil litigation with a particular focus on the hospitality and travel sector. She is ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners as having specialist insight in international personal injury.
Deborah is a highly skilled litigator dealing with a range of maritime issues, including passenger shipping claims, personal injury. She advises on a broad range of disputes relating to insurance policies, agency and principal matters, indemnity policy coverage, and cross-border jurisdictional international claims.
She represents claimants and also tour operators, cruise liners, charities, insurers and travel companies/agents and hoteliers in a variety of fast track, multi-track and catastrophic injury claims. Generally involving the Package Travel Regulations, Athens and Montreal Conventions and also including complex cross-border, private international/jurisdictional issues
Deborah has acted in connection with commercial litigation matters involving companies in multiple jurisdictions, successfully achieving the recovery of damages and costs for clients. She has also managed high-stakes international class actions.
She has also advised travel companies in respect of crisis management responses and defensibility of claims with reference to a variety of circumstances including outbreaks of severe illness, drowning, terrorist incidents, civil unrest etc.