Sarah provides advice to businesses of all sizes throughout the UK – from local businesses with 30 employees to organisations who employ over 80,000 employees – 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.
Whilst she advises on all aspects of employment law, and has a wealth of experience in dealing with complex issues, 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 (including class actions) and has a reputation for achieving excellent results for clients and being a formidable opponent.
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”.
Sarah also has an impressive reputation with regards to her provision of in-house training to clients, and is regularly called to her clients’ premises to deliver training both at Board level and on the ground more generally. Sarah designs and delivers bespoke training on any area of employment law that her clients request, including behaviours, equality and diversity in the workplace, and management generally.
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 (the codeword is Britney).