Sarah is a Senior Associate in our Employment Law team.
Sarah is an accredited specialist in discrimination law, one of only eight in Scotland. Sarah is highly regarded in the sector as a discrimination lawyer and is Convener of the Law Society Equalities Law Reform Committee and Secretary of the Scottish Discrimination Law Association.
Sarah is also an accredited specialist in employment law and has particular expertise in equal pay. Sarah acts for a wide range of employer and employee clients in the public and private sectors. Sarah also has particular expertise in the education sector and regularly advises independent schools in relation to accessibility, discrimination issues and parental complaints. She gives practical, easy to understand advice and is focused on achieving her client's objectives at all times.
She regularly advises both employers and employees in relation to senior exits, TUPE and redundancy, disciplinary and grievance, contractual disputes, whistleblowing, discrimination, equal pay and industrial relations. She appears on behalf of clients in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal and is regularly asked to speak at conferences and training seminars on employment law and discrimination topics.
Sarah is considered an Associate to Watch in Employment law by Chambers and Partners.
She has experience in helping clients with difficult industrial relations matters and regularly represent clients in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal. Sarah also has particular expertise in discrimination and equal pay and acted in the largest equal pay case in Scotland. She gives practical and commercial advice and keep the client's objectives at the forefront at all times. Sarah also has particular expertise in the education sector and regularly advises independent schools in relation to accessibility, discrimination issues and parental complaints.
Individuals and Families expertise
Sarah advises employees and executives in relation to settlement agreements, unfair dismissal, redundancy, disciplinary and grievance, contractual disputes, whistleblowing, discrimination and equal pay. She appears on behalf of clients in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal and acts on behalf of 75,000 claimants in the largest equal pay case in Scotland.
"Common sense, best practice advice from an employment law specialist who will always make time to listen to your latest challenge."
"Sarah has provided strategic and specific employment law support to our team for a number of years. She has a very professional, calm and approachable manner and takes care to listen and understand the issue in hand before giving her advice. On every occasion she has assisted me and my team in handling difficult and sensitive situations and I would not hesitate to recommend her."
"Sarah is extremely professional, putting me at ease and ensuring all matters discussed without jargon. She is a personable lady and I would highly recommend her. "
"She is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of employment law, and has provided very sound and helpful advice in a number of challenging cases."
"Calm, effective and authoritative, with a good range of experience."
"She is a highly experienced and competent lawyer who immediately homes in on and understands issues, bringing appropriate advice while understanding your institutional context."
"Sarah was excellent and kept the price to a minimum but still delivered the 'goods'."
"I was delighted with the service I received."