Counsel, Contentious Regulation, London
"I am an experienced contentious regulatory practitioner with a particular interest in tracking UK and international trends in regulatory enforcement . I help clients understand the impact of FCA/PRA enforcement action on their business and provide innovative training and other solutions to equip them to respond."
Education and qualifications
Sara is a Knowledge Lawyer with over 12 years’ experience of leading the development of knowhow and training in London. Specialising in UK contentious regulatory work, she has experience of all aspects of regulatory enforcement work and has written extensively on both FCA/PRA enforcement decisions and UK, EU and global enforcement trends. Sara leads the development of Linklaters’ thought leadership and horizon-spotting work in this area, focusing on publications comparing the approach of national financial regulators across the globe to enforcement issues and relevant developments.
Sara directs Linklaters internal training and knowhow programme, supporting our market-leading contentious regulatory practice in all aspects of its work and acting as an in-house technical expert. She is frequently called upon by clients to design and deliver bespoke training on the FCA and PRA enforcement process and investigations skills. Sara has a particular interest in assessing developments in regulatory enforcement and the law of privilege in the context of investigations work and assists clients in navigating the practical implications of legal change in this context.
Sara sits on the Consulting Editorial Board of Lexis PSL and is a member of the Association of Litigation Professional Support (ALPS). She also sits on the knowledge forum of a major retail bank.
Prior to joining Linklaters, Sara undertook a variety of commercial litigation, investigations and defendant professional negligence work at another leading City law firm.
- Financial services conduct supervision across the EU27
- The EU regulatory enforcement outlook
- Senior management accountability – a global perspective
- Non financial misconduct and whistleblowing – the approach of regulators in 12 key jurisdictions
- Enforcement trends report 2021
Other published works include: