Sarah-Kate's bio

Sarah-Kate is a partner and heads up the firm’s litigation department.  After qualifying in 2006 at a firm in the West End of London, Sarah-Kate joined Grant Saw in 2007, becoming head of litigation in 2012 and a partner in 2014.

She undertakes a range of contentious work for companies and individuals, successfully advising both claimant and defendant clients in a variety of claims brought before the High Court, County Court and Tribunal.  She has a particular interest in the resolution of property related disputes and is regularly instructed by commercial landlords and tenants.

Sarah-Kate’s areas of expertise include:

  • Lease renewals
  • Leasehold enfranchisement
  • Forfeiture
  • Boundary disputes
  • Possession proceedings
  • Trespass
  • Adverse possession
  • Easements
  • Professional negligence disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Debt recovery/enforcement
  • Contractual disputes

Sarah-Kate’s recent work includes:

  • Advising a landlord in respect of ’54 Act lease renewal proceedings of a multi-million pound property in the City;
  • Successfully defending an injunction issued on informal notice to prevent a mortgagee’s sale and recovering costs on an indemnity basis;
  • Obtaining the strike out of a substantial claim brought against a former director under s.214 of the Insolvency Act, resulting in a significant costs order; and
  • Advising and successfully concluding a multi-claim partnership dispute following partnership dissolution.

Sarah-Kate is a member of the Property Litigation Association, London Solicitors Litigation Association and the Commercial Litigation Association.  

Outside of work Sarah-Kate enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing netball, running and supporting local charities.

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"Sarah is an excellent lawyer. She has sound judgement, an approachable professional manner and is steely when the need arises. I particularly recommend her for property litigation."

Toby Bishop Barrister at Field Court Chambers

"I have been using Grant Saw solicitors for many years, having previously instructed a city firm. Sarah-Kate has dealt with a number of disputes for me where the outcomes, sometimes against the odds, have been successful. She has provided an excellent service and I will continue to use Grant Saw."

Mr M

"I would like to express my appreciation of the efficient manner in which you conducted these negotiations and discussions on my behalf. This helped to achieve a positive result to the action including, of course, the recovery of costs.

Thank you again and I would certainly recommend/use your firm in the future should the occasion arise."

Mr Norris

"During life's journey unexpected and illogical events occur. Sometimes litigation involving property cannot be avoided; injunctions can be very last minute events. Having access to a good solicitor able to 'do what it takes' in the interests of the client, including supplying well-briefed legal representation at Court, is a great relief. Grant Saw do all of that, including working over weekends to try to get a result which is correct and fair.  We would definitely call on Grant Saw's services again on all property-related matters"

Christopher and Ellie Mann

"Sarah-Kate combines a steely determination, and dedication, to her clients with an intelligence, and good humour, that puts her, in my view, in the top echelon of her profession. I have unhesitatingly recommended her to friends and lay clients alike."

Duncan Kynoch, 25 years call, Barrister, Selborne Chambers

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