Sarah Smith


Senior Associate

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Experience

Sarah is a Senior Associate in our Public Sector Team. She was admitted as a Solicitor in January 2000 after training with a metropolitan borough council. Sarah joined Birketts from a local council in May 2015. 

She has a wealth of experience in the public sector having worked extensively for local councils and utility companies advising on commercial contracts, planning and environmental matters and the use of statutory powers and duties within a regulatory framework. 

Prior to joining Birketts Sarah worked for a number of water and sewerage undertakers within their in-house legal team dealing with a range of statutory, regulatory, environmental and planning matters.

She also has considerable commercial property experience and has recently acted for some of the UK’s leading SIPP and SSAS providers on commercial property transactions both locally and nationally, dealing with acquisitions and disposals, lease renewals, and refinancing.  

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