Partner

Dispute Resolution & Employment Law

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Partner

Dispute Resolution & Employment Law

Expertise

Sarah specialises in Commercial Dispute Resolution and Employment Law.  She is admitted to practice as a Solicitor in England and Wales and New South Wales, Australia.

Sarah has extensive commercial dispute resolution experience, including in relation to commercial contract disputes, shareholder disputes, partnership disputes and professional negligence claims.

Sarah has particular expertise in the nursery sector, dealing with issues arising out of acquisitions such as claims for breach of warranty and disputes regarding completion accounts.

She also advises recruitment businesses, dealing with fee disputes and the enforcement of restrictive covenants. She has an in-depth understanding of the regulatory framework in the recruitment sector, including the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations.

In addition, Sarah provides practical and commercial advice and support to her employer clients in relation the full range of employment law issues, including contracts of employment, directors’ service agreements, policies and procedures, disciplinaries and grievances, restructuring and redundancies, business acquisitions, TUPE and executive terminations.  She also acts in contentious matters such as claims in the employment tribunals and in the Courts.

Sarah Advises

Sarah advises companies across the following sectors:

  • Children’s day nurseries
  • Recruitment
  • Creative industries
  • Professional services
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive

Experience Highlights

  •  Seven Network & Anor v News Limited & Others [2007] FCA 1062 (the C7 litigation)
  • Nationwide Produce Holdings Pty Limited v Linknarf Limited (in Liquidation) [2005] FCA 10
  • Amaca Pty Limited v CSR Limited [2001] NSWSC 324
  • Investors Compensation Scheme v West Bromwich Building Society [1999] Lloyd’s Rep 496

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • HRC Law, Manchester
  • Allens, Sydney
  • Herbert Smith, London

Memberships

  • Employment Lawyers Association

Education

  • University of Cambridge (MA, Law, First Class)
  • The College of Law, Chester
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales in 1999
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in New South Wales, Australia in 2005

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com