Sarah is an experienced and pragmatic commercial litigation lawyer, who has over fifteen years' experience in dealing with all aspects of negligence claims such as employers liability, public liability, road traffic accidents, occupiers liability, noise induced hearing loss, hand arm vibration syndrome claims and has particular experience in defending upper limb disorder claims. She also advises clients on claims perused via the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and has advised on core insurance issues such as potential broker negligence claims. Her case load  has also included complicated debt recovery work on behalf of a major utility provider in addition to subsidence claims.

Sarah embraces cases from the start, taking an early and practical view to achieve the best result for the client. She has successfully pursued and defended many claims recovering costs and maintaining the on-going reputation of clients.

Recent experience includes:-

  • tactical applications striking out a claim pleaded at £185,000 based on pure economic loss which had no merit in law;
  • Representing the film industry for clients such as  NBC Universal (and associated companies) by defending catastrophic injury claims and reducing payments substantially.
  • obtaining full indemnities for high profile clients on behalf of Chubb Insurance and HDI Insurance and;
  • successfully persuaded claimants to discontinue claims against clients such as Morrison Utility Services.

Sarah qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 2002. She joined Shoosmiths in November 2011 and was promoted to Associate in September 2013.


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