Sarah specialises in commercial and procurement law, both within the construction sector and in other industries. Her experience has been acquired both within central government and in private practice and includes both contentious and non-contentious areas of practice.
Within the construction and engineering sector, she assists on complex contract incorporation and interpretation issues, on final and interim account disputes, and on issues relating to delay and disruption, loss, and expense.
Outside of the construction context, Sarah has a breadth of experience advising on general commercial disputes, as well as considerable experience advising central government on contractual and procurement law issues in relation to major outsourcing projects across a broad range of sectors.
- Procurement law
- Contract disputes
- Contract drafting and negotiation
- Contract management issues
- Contractual interpretation
- Extensive experience advising government clients, up to and including central government ministers, on procurement and commercial law issues on major public contracts.
- Advised the MOD on major projects from start to finish, including advising on initial business planning decisions, helping to draft contractual documentation, advising on procurement law issues including assistance with tender documentation drafting, assisting in bidder selection and in negotiating with bidders to ensure the best possible arrangements are put in place. Experience of working on a very diverse range contracts and framework agreements, including outsourced complex technology and IT systems and services; military goods and services; large-scale facilities management contracts and logistics contracts.
- Worked closely with defence contractors and government policy makers to renegotiate various standard indemnity provisions and other key template clauses used across the MOD.
- Advice to central government and private sector clients on contract management and contract termination.
- Advice to central government commercial and policy clients regarding the impact of TUPE and related contractual indemnities on outsourcing and insourcing of major projects.
- Early career spent as a commercial litigator advising public and private sector clients on a broad range of complex contractual and tortious disputes and managed a diverse portfolio of cases and gained experience of injunctions, mediations, trials and settlement process.
Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 2010. Prior to joining Keystone Law, she worked at the following firms:
- Osborne Clarke
- Ministry of Defence