Sarah Lester

Trainee Solicitor


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Sarah joined Birketts in September 2020 as a Trainee Solicitor. She is currently on client secondment for her fourth seat.

Her first seat was with the Construction and Engineering Team and her second seat was with the Regulatory and Corporate Defence Team. Her third seat was with the Commercial Property Team based at our Ipswich office.

Prior to joining Birketts, Sarah spent 13 years working for a regional construction company, the last 7 of which have been within their in-house legal team.  During this time, Sarah has gained experience in non-contentious matters, including drafting, reviewing and negotiating both standard form and bespoke construction contracts.

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Sarah graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2004 with a degree in Law.  She then went on to study Construction Management at Anglian Ruskin University, obtaining a degree in Construction Management in 2012.  Sarah completed the Legal Practice Course in 2020 with the University of Law, achieving a Distinction and completing electives in International Commercial Law, Advanced Property and Commercial Dispute Resolution.