Sarah Peacock

Partner
Contact details

023 8085 7454

Sarah Peacock is commended for her detailed advice in the education sector and is also a prominent name in the charity, retail and leisure areas. One client comments: "Sarah understands our organisation and ethos; she responds very quickly to any initial query and assists with putting a time-frame in place to assist us with working through issues such as a settlement agreement."

Chambers and Partners, 2019

Sarah has practised exclusively in the field of employment law since 2000 and specialises in all aspects, including health and safety, offering comprehensive and pragmatic commercial advice. Sarah is a supervisor of Employment Tribunal work amongst other matters.

Main areas of practice

Sarah advises on all areas of employment law, contentious and non-contentious.  She regularly advises on business restructuring, changes to terms and conditions of employment, redundancy and reorganisations.

Sarah also plays an active role in the firm’s Retail and leisure sector and Charity sector.

Clients

She represents a wide range of employers in private, public and charity sectors.

Expertise

Career

Sarah qualified as a solicitor after a first career in the health profession.

Contact details

023 8085 7454

Accreditations
Top Tier Firms

Significant Experience

  • Vigil: Sarah is the partner with responsibility for the firm's employment law risk management service, Vigil, that provides HR support to a broad range of clients for a fixed price.

Additional Expertise

  • Employment tribunals: Particular expertise in employment tribunal claims and is an experienced advocate. Her first career in healthcare has given her valuable insight into and understanding of disability discrimination and psychiatric injury claims.  Sarah has been praised, not only for her attention to detail and outstanding cross examination, but also for the support she provides to her clients and their witnesses throughout.
  • Seminars/training: provides in-house training to clients and is a regular presenter at seminars.

Quotes


She is very responsive, well informed and looks for solutions that work best for organisations.

Chambers and Partners UK, 2018

Insights by Sarah


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14 May - Sarah Peacock

The #MeToo movement has shone the light on the misuse of confidentiality clauses, also known as "gagging clauses" and non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), by certain individuals in positions of power to...

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5 November - Sarah Peacock

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled in the case of King v Sash Windows & another that a "self-employed" salesman who established worker status is able to claim...

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19 October - Sarah Peacock

In 2016 the case of Bărbulescu v Romania was dubbed a "snooper's charter". The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that the dismissal of an employee for using electronic...

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