About Sarah Brewis
Sarah successfully completed her pupillage in Chambers and became a tenant in October 2004.
In addition to an extensive paperwork practice, Sarah undertakes court work in all Civil, Employment and Education Law matters. Sarah is known for her sound advice and pragmatic approach to litigation.
Sarah can be instructed on a direct access basis.
|Education:||LLB (Hons) 2:1 Law with French Law, Diploma in French Law - Université de Montpellier, Stage at the Paris Bar.|
|Professional Associations:||PIBA, Employment Lawyers Association, Industrial Law Society|
Specialist Practice Areas
‘Sarah obtained an excellent result and ensured a huge reduction in the Claimant’s damages through her skilful cross-examination. Thank you so much for all the hard work and well done!’
‘The Client was incredibly satisfied with the quality of the work done by Counsel, as was I, and I am certain we will have need of her services again in the future’
‘Sarah successfully represented our company in a three day hearing and obtained a costs order against the Claimant, which we understand is rare in an Employment Tribunal. We were very pleased with her performance and would definitely instruct her again’
Recently Concluded Cases
- Advised in a high value fatal accident claim in respect of a patient who had suffered a pulmonary embolism and subsequently died as a result of medical negligence.
- Won a multi-track trial for a Claimant, involving the interpretation of Dawkins v Carnival plc in an Occupier’s Liability case where a Defendant failed to discharge an evidential burden that the accident did not happen through want of care on their part.
- Successfully reduced a Claimant’s cost budget in excess of £100,000 by more than half at a Cost and Case Management hearing.
Currently involved in long standing litigation regarding the interpretation of the Deduction from Wages (Limitation) Regulation 2014 in a multiple claim, in particular regarding the effect of the cases of Sash Window Workshop Ltd v King and NHS Leeds v Larner. Sarah is currently advising whether employees are permitted to claim back-dated holiday pay for more than one year, whether they can carry over holiday entitlement and whether a Simmons v Castle 10% uplift should be applied for injury to feelings claims in the Employment Tribunal.
Acted for a Local Authority in successfully defending a parent's claim that a child required a waking day curriculum.