‘great client partner’, with interviewees applauding her for ‘providing commercially realistic advice’.
Sarah trained at Herbert Smith (now Herbert Smith Freehills) and joined Stevens & Bolton LLP as an associate in 2003. She became a senior associate in 2008 and a partner in 2013.
Sarah is the head of the Commercial Litigation team and in addition to her litigation and international arbitration work she leads the firm’s US Practice Group, responsible for managing relationships with firms, clients and contacts across the US. She is also a member of the firm’s International Practice Group
Sarah works closely with clients (ranging from large corporates to owner managed businesses) to provide strategic expertise and commercially focused risk management advice aimed at resolving disputes quickly, effectively and commercially. Where a dispute cannot be resolved she handles a broad range of commercial and regulatory disputes for clients across the UK and internationally including major litigation, injunction applications and international arbitrations. She has particular experience in cross border litigation and arbitration and works regularly with lawyers and clients in other jurisdictions, either coordinating and leading the team or providing support. Sarah is a member of both the retail and franchising teams handling contentious issues for a range of clients operating in these sectors.