‘great client partner’, with interviewees applauding her for ‘providing commercially realistic advice’.
Sarah is the Head of the Commercial Litigation team. She trained at Herbert Smith (now Herbert Smith Freehills) and joined Stevens & Bolton LLP as an associate in 2003. She became a partner in 2013.
Sarah deals with a wide range of commercial disputes both in the High Court and through arbitration. She works closely with clients (ranging from large corporates to owner managed businesses) to provide strategic expertise and risk management advice. Her focus is on resolving disputes quickly, effectively and commercially. She regularly provides advice on contentious issues to a number of household name clients.
Sarah is further experienced in advising clients in relation to issues relating to or concerning fraud. She leads a cross department team advising clients affected by fraud and is experienced in obtaining interim injunctive relief in support of asset tracing and related litigation as well as dealing with some of the regulatory aspects of fraud work (for example advising in relation to FCA investigations).
Sarah has a wealth of experience in cross border litigation and arbitration and works regularly with lawyers and clients in other jurisdictions, either co-ordinating and leading teams of lawyers or providing support as part of a team. She has strong links with international firms in a number of jurisdictions as a result of her role on the firm’s International Practice Group (responsible for international business development and strategy) and leading the firm’s US Practice Group, managing relationships with law firms and other intermediaries across the USA. She is a member of the American Bar Association and is active in the International Division.