Sarah King

Partner in Employment

+44 (0) 845 257 9449

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Sarah is an employment solicitor with over 15 years’ experience including 5 years at partner level with a niche employment law firm. She has had responsibility for business development and also has experience of running her own business so understands the demands on the owner manager’s time.

She has always acted for both employers and employees including conducting advocacy in the Employment Tribunal. She has designed and delivered bespoke employment law training to clients across the UK and contributed to a number of articles in national and local newspapers. She won Young Business Person of the Year for Lincolnshire in 2008 and was part of the firm that won the inaugural Law Society Excellence in Client Care award. Sarah also sits as a part-time Employment Judge in the Employment Tribunal.

Sarah is listed in the Legal 500 2023 directory as a Leading Individual for her employment law work, with comments including:

‘I engaged the services of Sarah King. From our initial discussions through to the completion of the case, nothing was too much trouble. Sarah ensured that she understood in great detail every aspect of the case, ensuring that I was kept well informed throughout. Sarah provided reassurance and communicated effectively all aspects of my case to ensure full and complete understanding. Sarah is extremely professional and is a standout individual with regards to all aspects of her work.’

‘Sarah King is very client focused. She is a person that is highly experienced in her field and she provides practical and strategic advice in relation to any employment issue a client is likely to face using her over 13 years’ experience. She gives the best advice and a competitive rate which is great value. She was always available when I needed her help. Sarah is also an Employment Judge which makes her a very unique individual.’

Sarah's Experience

  • Acted for an employee in the finance sector in a sex discrimination, equal pay, unfair dismissal and victimisation case against a High Street bank following her dismissal from her role after raising a grievance about inequality of pay. The case settled before hearing for over £100,000.
  • Advised an employee in a compromise agreement (now called settlement agreement) package against a London-based plc for sex discrimination resulting in an exit package of £500,000 including shares. The client then set up her own company and instructed Sarah going forward to set up all employment documentation and policies and provide adhoc advice and Tribunal representation.
  • Advised a Premiership Football Club to successfully defend a claim for unfair dismissal and breach of contract following a TUPE transfer of security staff to a contractor.
  • Acted for an employee in a breach of contract claim before the County Court against a plc for failing to make payment under a compromise agreement (now called settlement agreement) which resulted in a large payment for the sum claimed plus costs.
  • Assisted a plc in establishing an employee forum for the purpose of informing and consulting, and advised them in carrying out a large-scale redundancy exercise without resulting Tribunals or the use of compromise agreements. Sarah also delivered a two-day employment law training course for the same client which was rolled out across the UK for four successive years.
  • Advised a number of charities about their employment law contracts, policies and obligations.

When Sarah is not working, she enjoys spending time with her young family and her friends. She loves to travel and is particularly fond of Italian and Thai cuisine. She enjoys watching films, reading, country walks and interior design with a new project always either on the go or in the planning stages.

She is also very active in her local community having taken various trustee roles for charitable organisations, and volunteering for community events.

Member of the Employment Lawyers Association

Part-time Employment Judge


We began to work with Sarah King & Anca Thomson from Excello Law in 2019. Small charities with no in-house legal expertise often struggle with legal expenses, and depend on pro-bono legal support to ensure their funds create greater impact, reaching the most vulnerable in our society. Our working partnership with Excello Law has helped us better serve the communities we work with, our employees and the wider network of organisations we partner with. We are most grateful for their generous, professional and devoted support.


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