Sarah King – Employment Law Solicitor and HR Services provider

Specialist in Employment

Sarah is an employment solicitor with over 13 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.

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. 

Advised a large cancer charity on their e-learning programme.

Qualified

2003

Qualifications

LLM (Masters in Legal Practice) from Staffordshire University.

External Roles

Member of the Employment Lawyers Association

Part-time Employment Judge

School Governor

Volunteer in community run shop

Interests

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, being a school governor and volunteering for community events.

Contact Details Sarah King
  • Email [email protected]
  • Office 0845 257 9449
  • Phone 01832 776464
  • Mobile 07789076985
  • Skype
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Testimonials

Working with Sarah was a refreshing experience. Sarah has a wealth of knowledge and experience which enables her to deliver speedy, sound advice covering all types of workplace employment law issues. Sarah is also a top class trainer within this field and I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Sue, HR Manager, Plc, Lincolnshire

Sarah has supported me in Employee Relations and Reward issues over a period of at least 7 years, she is articulate, professional but also personable and pragmatic. She manages the impact of employment law and the tribunal system to best effect, ensuring high quality business focussed results for minimum time spent. She was commended by the Chair in one of my cases for the high quality of her representations.

Sally-Anne, HR Manager, Plc, Milton Keynes

Sarah is an extremely commercial employment law solicitor. She is able to turn employment laws into practical business solutions. Great to work with. I highly recommend her to anyone needing sound employment advice.

Verity, HR Manager, Plc, Peterborough

Sarah delivers a very professional service whilst maintaining a personal and compassionate approach. She is an expert in her field and was invaluable to me at a very difficult time, I was comforted by her strength and knowledge, as she steered me through a very difficult situation. She never swayed and always relied on the facts and believed in me regardless of the opposition. I would not hesitate to contract Sarah’s services should I ever find myself in a similar situation again and have recommended her services on several occasions. I could not say enough good things about this lady.

Jody, Individual, Peterborough