Sara is a member of the Rix & Kay’s Dispute Resolution Team in Sevenoaks. She works closely with the firm’s dispute resolution Partners, Richard Ludlow and Dan Sherlock and specialises in commercial litigation, supporting clients in relation to a wide range of commercial disputes often eventuating in the County Court and specialist divisions of the High Court.
Sara works on behalf of private and commercial clients in relation to their claims predominantly for breaches of contracts as well as disputes principally in practice areas of construction, property and landlord and tenant claims.
Dispute Resolution Experience and approach
Sara is skilled at recognising when a claim may be brought and is able to advise clients on the most appropriate approach, including options for pre-action to bring the claim to settlement as early as possible negating the need for further legal costs. Her ability to guide clients in this way, by narrowing down the issues often resolves disputes without needing to commence formal legal proceedings.
In the event legal proceedings are necessary, Sara is equipped with the knowledge to guide clients through the most effective steps to resolve issues quickly and cost effectively in the courts and regularly attends and supports clients at hearings and trials.
Areas of expertise
- Breach of contracts disputes and debt claims.
- Landlord and tenant disputes including failure to pay rent and service charges and business lease renewals.
- Property disputes such as boundary, trespass claims and property possession proceedings.
- General commercial disputes including professional negligence.
- Construction law disputes
Sara advised a small business in relation to bringing a claim against a survey who had failed to claim for compensation following the sale of the client’s land by Compulsory Purchase by the local authority during the building of the London 2012 Olympic Park.
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