Consultant Legal Counsel
Sarah has over a decade of international in-house counsel experience, both working within and setting up and managing legal functions for scaling companies across product, retail and insurance. She provides strategic advice to support growth and mitigate risk and prides herself on being a problem solver, actively seeking practical solutions rather than getting bogged down in legal complexities. She promotes good corporate governance and has helped early stage companies navigate pre-seed funding rounds. She is currently part-time GC for two retail start-ups, managing their legal work, budget and strategy.
She has significant commercial expertise, dealing regularly with a variety of contracts, managing IP strategy and advising on risk management. She has substantial experience with contentious matters, where she takes a pragmatic approach to find good commercial resolutions. Her comprehensive HR support covers general employment matters, dealing with the day to day as well as internal investigations, disciplinary matters, and staff exits. It is her multifaceted skill-set and practical approach that makes her an invaluable asset to scaling companies aiming for sustainable growth.
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Sarah loves all things sport related and is a big advocate for equality in sport. She is an Ocean YachtMaster and a 35ft yacht was her home and office from 2019 – 2021. She has sailed over 20,000 nautical miles through some incredibly remote places in the world.