About Sarah


Sarah obtained her Law and French Degree the University of Birmingham in 1994 before completing the Legal Practice Course in 1995, achieving Distinction. Sarah began her training contract at leading Midlands Firm Martineau and qualified as a Solicitor in 1997 before joining Gwynnes (later to become mfg Solicitors) in 2004. Sarah joined FBC Manby Bowdler as a Partner in 2012 and now heads up the Agricultural & Rural Services Team.

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 former President of the Staffordshire Committee of The Country Landowner and Business Association (CLA) and has also recently served on the CLA's National Legal, Parliamentary and Property Rights Sub Committee. Sarah is a Fellow of the Agricultural Law Association.

Sarah is recognised as a 'Leading Individual' in the Legal 500 2022 Directory and is also ranked in Chambers & Partners 2021.

 

Fun Fact

Sarah lives in Telford with her husband and young daughters and enjoys family based sports and socialising in her spare time.