Sarah Whitemore

Sarah Whitemore

Partner

Sarah joined in 1992 as a Trainee Solicitor with her early training predominantly in Civil Litigation.   Sarah now leads the Peace of Mind team within the Employment Law department, focussing on working with employers to ensure they are kept up to date with every aspect of employment law.

Prior to joining the firm, she read Law at Southampton University, where she obtained a (rare) First Class Honours from the Law Society’s Finals Course.  During her time studying for her LLB, she was sent for her work placement to the Courts of Justice in London Road and enjoyed it so much she refused to go back.  Sarah chose to specialise in Employment Law after her first daughter was born.  She was singled out in the 2002-2003 edition of Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession, for her work with employment law matters and, in particular, her ‘hard work on behalf of applicants whilst maintaining a balanced practice for individuals and employers’.

Alongside the people she works for and the stories they tell her, what Sarah enjoys most about being an employment lawyer is the ability to do a deal for someone that gets them out of a situation which is not working for either side.  Facilitating the ability to move on is the name of the game, although Sarah may say it’s perhaps not a very catchy one!

If you have read Howard Robson or Emma Kemp’s profiles previous to this, you may think that the Employment Team is a very sporty and adrenalin-seeking one, what with Emma’s love of badminton and Howard’s obsession with jumping out of aeroplanes!  Sarah however is the exception; as the closest she’s come to sport is watching Take That at Wembley and Lady Gaga at Twickenham!  

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Sarah Whitemore was friendly and very professional in her approach. She was excellent in every aspect i.e communications, understanding my needs etc. I was very satisfied with the service provided and would highly recommend her and the organisation.

Sarah was fantastic, highly professional and extremely good at what she does.

Please pass on my thanks to Sarah and Nicole – they managed the day with something approaching Zen like calm!

I worked with Sarah when she gave me a second opinion on a particularly challenging, and stressful, employment situation that I was facing. Having spoken to several lawyers along the way, Sarah stood head and shoulders above the rest in terms of her ability to explain clearly, and at the appropriate level of detail, what my options were, and the different strategies that I could employ. Her recommendations also demonstrated that beyond any doubt, her primary commitment was to my best interests as a prospective client, rather than to her ability to generate additional fees. Furthermore, her ability to instill confidence and provide assurance were absolutely superb, and a huge comfort at such a time of stress. I would definitely recommend Sarah to anyone facing a difficult employment situation.