Sarah specialises in all aspects of property based agricultural and landed estate work. She provides clients with a detailed knowledge and understanding of matters arising in the acquisition and disposal of freehold land as well as agricultural, residential or business leasehold matters with particular emphasis on Agricultural Holding Act tenancies, estate management, refinancing, subsidy advice and agri-environmental schemes. Sarah has built her reputation acting as legal adviser to some of the largest landed estates across the Midlands and into Wales as well as multi-generational family farmers in reorganising their farming business structures and partnerships.
Sarah is Chair of the Staffordshire Committee of the Country Landowner’s Association and also sits on the organisation’s National Legal Parliamentary and Property Rights Committee. Sarah is a Fellow of the Agricultural Law Association.
After obtaining her Law and French degree and legal practice qualifications from Birmingham University, Sarah trained at leading Midlands firm Martineau and qualified in 1997 before joining Gwynnes(later to become mfg Solicitors) in 2004 as an Associate. Sarah was made a partner in mfg in May 2006 and headed up their Agricultural and Rural Affairs division for nearly five years before joining FBC Manby Bowdler LLP in May 2012.