Sarah qualified as a Solicitor in 2011 before joining our Employment Team in August 2013 from a large regional law firm. She was invited to join the Partnership at Leathes Prior in May 2017 and is Leathes Prior’s Training Principal, responsible for the recruitment and training of trainee solicitors, Sarah provides advice to businesses of all sizes throughout the UK on all areas of employment law, whether contentious or non-contentious. She has an excellent reputation for providing commercial and pragmatic advice to her clients, and prides herself in her quick response times.
Sarah often provides support to Leathes Prior’s Corporate and Commercial Team on the employment aspects of its business sale/purchase transactions; advising on the various legal implications, risks, and commercial documentation associated with those, and providing practical advice on how to manage the employees “on the ground”.
Whilst she advises on all aspects of employment law, her particular area of expertise lies in advising on redundancy processes (collective and individual), restructuring exercises, and TUPE issues in a way that is clear and easy to understand. Sarah is frequently called on to advise her clients initially on the legal considerations in those matters and then takes a “hands-on” approach to leading her clients through the necessary legal processes that follow. She also regularly acts for employers facing claims in the Employment Tribunal and has a reputation for achieving excellent results for clients and being a formidable opponent.