Sarah Beer is a specialist Compulsory Purchase and Compensation lawyer. With her background as a property litigator, her keen interest in agriculture and property interests generally, and her expertise in Compulsory Purchase, she is ideally placed to advise land and property owners and occupiers on the legal and practical issues facing those in the path of infrastructure projects.
The majority of Sarah’s clients to date have been claimants impacted by the three phases of the HS2 Rail Project. Her family’s farming business in Warwickshire is severely impacted by phase 1 of the project and it was this that prompted the start of her work in this area of law in 2010. She also acts for claimants affected by other schemes across the country.
Sarah puts 100% into every case and strives to ensure that clients’ claims are heard and resolved as cost effectively as possible.
She is a member of the Compulsory Purchase Association and the Country Landowners’ Association.
…occupying a tenanted farm in Northamptonshire on their claim for compensation and resolving the 13 legal issues in dispute via ADR with a successful Independent Expert Determination
…manufacturing company in Cheshire which is significantly impacted by Phase 2b of the HS2 project, assisting with responses to consultations and preparing for petitioning before the House of Commons Select Committee
…breach of assurances and misstatement by the Acquiring Authority
…involving agricultural land, multiple commercial lettings, residential lettings and two family homes with issued proceedings at the Upper Tribunal
Sarah has three young boys who are into everything, so life is busy and fun!
Trustee of Studley College Trust, a charity which encourages and develops education and research in agriculture, horticulture, forestry and associates subjects and pays grants, scholarships and bursaries for the advancement of education in these areas.
Sarah Beer on Times Radio on Hs2
5th October 2023
Sarah Beer talks to Radio Stoke on Hs2 cancellation
Thank you for all of the hard work, care and attention you have put into our case, dealing with extremely difficult years in the battle with HS2.
Thank you for your support. We have really appreciated your help. You have been a pleasure to deal with and have eased the stresses by being understanding, as well as doing a great job for us.
You have been awesome to say the least and VERY helpful.
Thank you for all of your very professional help, support and patience in helping us navigate the chaos of [the scheme], it was very much appreciated.
Thank you for your excellent work acting for us with the multiple challenges involved.
I can’t tell you how happy we are and we don’t stop thanking our lucky stars, and a very good solicitor.
October 5, 2023
Sarah Beer, Compulsory Purchase and Compensation Lawyer at Excello Law, has contributed to an article for The Law Gazette about …Read more
September 28, 2023
A Controversial Decision Any decision later this week to scrap Phase 2 of the HS2 Rail scheme will undoubtedly cause …Read more