Sarah joined GCRA in November 2015. She is an experienced competition lawyer, having practised exclusively in this field since qualifying in 2000.
Following qualification, Sarah spent 4 years working as a competition lawyer with Lovells' Antitrust and Competition Team, based in Brussels. Subsequently, and until joining GCRA, she was a Senior Associate with Shoosmiths. Sarah has extensive experience advising on the full range of competition law matters, including EU and UK merger control rules, competition authority investigations, cooperation agreements, supply and distribution arrangements, franchising, R&D agreements and the competition rules relating to online selling. Her practice covered a wide variety of industry sectors including automotive, oil and gas, building materials, white goods and groceries. She is also an experienced State Aid practitioner and for a number of years ran the Shoosmiths' State Aid practice.
Sarah has first class degrees in Law (MA and LLM) from the University of Cambridge. She holds a professional certificate in Mediation and Mediation Skills and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.