Sarah is currently on maternity leave and is not available to accept instructions.
Sarah practises in all areas of commercial law including insurance and reinsurance; shipping; international trade; sale of goods; professional negligence and private international law. Sarah has acted in cases on her own, as a junior and as part of a team of counsel, appearing in the High Court, County Courts and in arbitration (both in London and in Singapore). Sarah combines this with a substantial advisory practice, regularly advising and settling pleadings in a wide variety of commercial disputes, with particular experience in shipping and insurance and reinsurance matters. Sarah’s more recent cases include a Commercial Court trial concerning a marine insurance claim for an actual total loss or constructive total loss of cargo aboard a vessel seized by Somali pirates (Masefield AG v Amlin Corporate Member  EWHC 280 (Comm)) and the subsequent appeal of David Steel J’s decision to the Court of Appeal ( EWCA Civ 24), as well as a number of arbitrations concerning shipbuilding disputes and a property insurance claim.