Sarah Rees Partner
“Sarah Rees acts in a range of civil fraud claims including fraudulent misrepresentation, deceit and breach of fiduciary duty cases.”
Sarah leads the London Commercial Litigation team, undertaking work on heavyweight UK, offshore and often multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes.
Main areas of practice
As head of the Commercial Litigation team, Sarah has broad experience of civil litigation generally, and works on a broad range of general corporate and commercial disputes across all sectors, civil fraud matters (often multi-jurisdictional) including Ponzi schemes, gambling disputes and competition law issues.
In addition she specialises in the areas of the media and hospitality and leisure.
Sarah’s clients have always been a broad mix from the worlds of business and finance, retail, leisure and media, and gambling.
As well as acting for listed and non-listed companies, SMEs and partnerships, Sarah is regularly instructed by individuals with business and commercial interests.
Fraud: she is regularly instructed on complex civil fraud claims.
- Privy Council: Sarah is regularly instructed in the conduct of appeals before the Judicial Committee of Her Majesty's Privy Council; particularly appeals from offshore jurisdictions such as the British Virgin Islands and the Bahamas, where she has first-hand experience of first-instance litigation.
- Competition law: including OFT investigations into alleged anti-competitive practices, and follow-on damages claims and enforcement of private rights under the EC and national competition rules.
“Sarah Rees undertakes a broad range of general commercial disputes and impresses with her "friendly and down-to-earth demeanour" and her "efficient and practical manner" ”
OFT gives its reasons for the decision to refer anticipated acquisition of Gala Casinos Limited by Rank Group Plc to the Competition Commission
Sarah Rees comments on the recent decision by the OFT to refer the anticipated acquisition of Gala Casinos Ltd by Rank Group Plc to the Competition Commission.
Articles by Sarah
What does a recent High Court decision tell us about the relationship between casinos and gamblers and what constitutes credit?
Blake Morgan and Clive Freedman QC secure High Court victory for client The Ritz Hotel Casino Limited in high profile case against Noora Al-Daher.
Blake Morgan High Court victory for client The Ritz Hotel Casino Limited in high profile case.
Blake Morgan Privy Council group acts for Pfizer in appeal out of Jamaica. The Appeal concerned drug patents and The Patents Act 1857.
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