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Sarah advises a variety of commercial clients and HNWIs on a wide range of corporate and commercial disputes with particular expertise in financial litigation, including investment banking and finance disputes, alternative trading disputes, structured finance litigation and fraud. She is experienced in freezing injunctions and other interim relief, including search and seizure and delivery up actions, and has advised on a number of internal investigations.  Sarah also advises in actions for data breach, breach of confidence/privacy - both pre and post publication – and defamation and reputation management. Sarah has particular expertise advising financial institutions and clients in the asset management, technology, oil and gas, hotels and sport sectors.

Sarah has completed a secondment to a global investment bank in its Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement team and has undertaken a secondment to a regulated commodities trading house.

Sarah was awarded the inaugural Rising Star Award at the 2019 Legal Week Commercial Litigation & Arbitration Awards.

Sarah is a contributing author to Financial Regulation: Emerging Themes in 2021 – an extensive collection of articles around the themes of Brexit; Regulatory Change; Regulatory and Litigation Risk; Technology; Governance; and Sustainability and People.

Practices

Representative Experience

  • Tyndaris SAM v MMWWVWM Ltd - Acted for MMWWVWM Ltd in bringing a claim against the manager under an investment management agreement. The business model of using AI in fund management is becoming more prevalent, and this is the first claim in the UK courts to deal with the complex legal issues which arise when parties are persuaded to invest in funds which rely on AI to make decisions. The case was one of the Lawyer magazine’s top 20 cases of 2020 in the English courts.  
  • Advised a global brokerage firm in two actions against a competitor. The actions related to serious allegations concerning the competitor’s deliberate procurement and misuse of our client’s confidential information. After the first week of a High Court trial we were able to secure settlement for our clients on confidential terms. In the course of the litigation, BCLP secured another pioneering order to enable us to use computer aided review / predictive coding techniques.
  • Acted for an investor in the Aman Hotels luxury hotel resort group with 32 properties across the world, on a major cross-border shareholder dispute.
  • Advised shareholders of an Indonesian conglomerate in relation to an internal investigation, a Takeover Panel (TOP) investigation and hearings concerning concert party issues as well as ancillary litigation in the English Courts.
  • Acted for an individual in obtaining a pre-publication injunction in JIH v News Group Newspapers Ltd, one of the leading decisions on privacy.