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About Sarah

Sarah is a Senior Associate in the Housing and Local Government Department, and has extensive experience working with Registered Providers, NHS Bodies, Regeneration Agencies and developers.

Sarah specialises in social housing and is involved in residential developments for housing associations, disposals and acquisitions and all landlord and tenant work.

Sarah’s works includes investigating and reporting on titles, advising on restrictive covenants, offering strategic and pragmatic advice, negotiating land contracts, development agreements, leases, planning agreements and finance documents.

Recent Experience

  • Advising London based RPs on joint venture arrangements for an innovative development for women over 50s with complex title issues and grant funding
  • Lead solicitor on a major securitisation for London based RP Bond Issue which was both high value and a large volume of stock
  • Strategic and technical advice on all aspects of commercial property law transactions for housing associations and commercial occupiers
  • Acting for housing associations, commercial clients, the NHS and other health bodies in the acquisition and disposal of large amounts of stock
  • Review of large London based housing association leasehold portfolio in order to provide an asset and liabilities register as part of the HCAs governance requirements

Professional Memberships

Law Society of England and Wales

Career Experience

2018 to present: Senior Associate, Winckworth Sherwood

2016 to 2018: Associate, Winckworth Sherwood

2013 to 2016: Senior Solicitor, Capsticks

2006 to 2012: Associate, Squire Sanders Dempsey (previously Hammonds)

2004 to 2006: Trainee Solicitor and Solicitor, Knowles

Upcoming Events

Wednesday 18th - Thursday 19th March 2020

Housing Finance Conference & Exhibition 2020

Our Housing Finance team are delighted to be attending this year’s annual conference in Liverpool. Please get in touch if you would like to meet with a member of the team in Liverpool. Meet the team: Louise Leaver, Partner Patricia …

ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock. Liverpool L3 4FP


Wednesday 25th - Thursday 26th March 2020

Total Housing 2020

Representatives from all our real estate specialisms will be in Brighton. This includes construction, planning, social housing and development. Please contact us if you are intested in meeting us during the conference. Please contact events@wslaw.co.uk for more information.

Brighton Hilton Metropole, Kings Road . Brighton BN1 2FE


Tuesday 21st January 2020 | Registration & refreshments: 8.30am | Start: 8.45am | Finish: 9.45am

Capital Markets and Regulatory Update

This Treasury Seminar, hosted by our Finance team, will provide a general update on finance policies and sector developments including: Private Placements – tips on overseas and unsecured funding through a private placement Public Bonds – update on Prospectus Regulations, …

Winckworth Sherwood, Minerva House, 5 Montague Close. London SE1 9BB


Speakers: Louise Leaver