Sarah Beer

Partner in Compulsory Purchase & Compensation,
Agriculture & Estates & Property Litigation

+44 (0)845 257 9449

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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.

Sarah's Experience

…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.


I just wanted to send you an email to thank you so much for everything you personally have done. You have worked extremely hard on this case, extremely efficiently and achieved a very successful result. I am very grateful for everything you have done. Thank you.



As always, brilliant. Thank you.


Many thanks for all your efforts and hard work.


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.


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