Sarah Holsgrove

Legal Director
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Sarah qualified in September 2010, having trained with the firm. She specialises in all aspects of contentious shipping and international trade work with a particular interest in charterparty disputes such as underperformance claims, off-hire disputes, laytime and demurrage disputes and claims relating to charterers’ orders. Sarah has also handled a variety of disputes relating to cargo, both on behalf of cargo interests and carriers. Clients that she acts for include shipowners, charterers, P&I clubs, cargo insurers traders and freight forwarders.

Sarah has been involved in a number of high value and complex disputes, and has dealt with High Court hearings, arbitration proceedings under the London Maritime Arbitrators Association and Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre rules and mediations. She has attended arbitrations in London and Hong Kong.

Sarah is based at our Ipswich office.

Sarah is a graduate of Birmingham University where she studied Law with German.

Sarah is recommended and named as a ‘Rising Star’ by Legal 500 [UK 2024]. In the previous edition, a client said “Henry Adams and Sarah Holsgrove are an excellent team with excellent knowledge in shipping, contractual matters, arbitration and litigation.”

Sarah is ranked and named as ‘Associates to Watch’ by Chambers [UK 2024]. In this edition, clients note “Sarah has been very supportive in complex matters.”

In the previous edition, a source said “Sarah has a professional and serious approach, which makes me feel that our case is in good hands.” Another added “She is a very good lawyer who has a reputation for container-related work.”

Awards and Memberships

Legal 500 Rising Star 2024 logo
Sarah Holsgrove Chambers logo 2024

Sarah has been very supportive in complex matters.

Chambers [UK 2024]

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