“Instructing Sarah was the best decision I made in my difficult situation at work.” — Recent client
Sarah brings over 15 years of experience as an employment lawyer, having initially qualified into commercial litigation and insolvency with a commercial firm in Cheshire before moving on to larger and national firms based in Manchester, with clients across the UK.
Sarah credits her early training in litigation and commercial law for her commercial acumen and pragmatic approach to issues and challenges clients face. With extensive advocacy experience in the Tribunals and Courts, Sarah has developed a strong reputation as both a litigator and tactician, and is the trusted recipient of referrals and recommendations from fellow solicitors, barristers, HR professionals and clients.
Sarah has particular expertise in advising senior executives, directors and managers on challenges such as restrictive covenants, negotiated exits and bonus disputes. She has built a strong reputation in advising consultants, directors and senior management in the NHS and has a growing practice regulatory (GMC/ GDC) and education sector matters. More broadly, Sarah advises on all aspects of employment law and work issues, and has an established reputation in representing both employers and employees in complex sex and disability discrimination and whistleblowing claims.
Sarah’s commitment to her clients’ goals and success has been captured in annual legal directory entries, where she is described by clients and referrers in such terms as “a real safe pair of hands for any client”, “clients single out Sarah Evans for her impeccable judgment” and as “tenacious and very skilled” with “a very good eye for detail” and who “gets the job done”.
Sarah makes regular appearances on television news and web interviews, BBC National and local radio and in print media, and enjoys mentoring and promoting women in law to reach their true potential.
Sarah lives on the edge of the Peak District in Greater Manchester where she enjoys looking at (but not climbing up) the local walking trails, and supports local animal rescue charities. Sarah has one grown up son, Jacob, who early on decided not to follow her footsteps into law, and instead now has a Masters in Geology and Geophysics.
Having Sarah on our side was one of the best decisions we made and knew that we weren’t going to be pushed around. We couldn’t have done it without her.
I can’t praise Sarah enough. She has been a model professional and I always felt she was fully on top of the brief. I think Sarah’s knowledge allowed me to bring a level of professionalism in approach which was noted by the respondent and I think by the judge.
Contacting Sarah was the best decision I made in my difficult situation at work. She is professional, extremely knowledgeable and will not be beaten. Thank you for being on my side.
I appreciate your honesty and integrity throughout the process. I would like to thank you for your help on this matter - you have been a pleasure to deal with and I am grateful for all your advice. No doubt I will point any future cases in your direction if I catch wind of anyone who could do with your assistance!
I just want to say how happy I have been with your service. You have made such a difference in what has been a bad period in my life.
Saying thank you doesn't really feel like it's enough, you have done so much for me and whilst I know it's your job, I also know it's probably very exhausting and I appreciate the efforts you've gone to to help me understand things and make decisions. I can tell you genuinely care about holding workplaces to account, and I really felt like you were 100% behind me.
Words can't describe how much I appreciate Sarah's support. After suffering a very difficult work situation, I contacted numerous lawyers but only Sarah made me feel safe and gave me the peace of mind as she took the matter to heart, rather than treating it as just another case. With Sarah’s expertise, I was able to justifiably fight for my rights and received a satisfactory outcome. I would highly recommend Sarah and I was very lucky to have her on my case.