Sarah George

Call: 1991

Introduction

Sarah is a specialist employment practitioner with particular expertise in discrimination law. She was appointed as a fee-paid employment judge in 2011. A member of St Philips since its creation, she re-joined chambers in October 2010 following a career break living abroad in the Far East. During her break from practice she co-authored Discrimination in Employment by Tucker and George (first published in 2006 by Thomson Reuters (Legal) Limited) which she still co-edits. She co-edited the head notes for the Equality Law Reports (published October 2010 to December 2014 by Michael Rubenstein Publishing).

Employment (including discrimination) is now her sole specialty, principally appearing in the Employment Tribunal and advising on matters within that jurisdiction. She regularly handles multi-day cases which are complex both factually and legally. Her clients include public authorities such as NHS Trusts, universities and local authorities as well as individual and corporate employers. She represents both claimants and respondents.

Sarah speaks at employment law seminars on a regular basis both within chambers and provides training to lay and professional clients, at their offices if more convenient.

Testimonials:

Sarah acted for the claimant in a factually complex whistleblowing case, she drafted amended particulars of claim and Scott Schedule (with 57 separate allegations), made a successful application to amend and advised in conference. On settlement, shortly before final hearing the professional client’s comments were “.. an interesting and complicated case and we would not have managed to have arrived at the conclusion without your support. […] it was of great assistance that we were able to communicate with you directly and run things past you as is not always the case. We appreciate the extra support above and beyond normal requirements.

I have been extremely pleased by the way you have represented me both at the Hearing and at all times, and I thank you sincerely for all your efforts.” (A public access client whom Sarah represented in an multi-day age discrimination claim against a local authority).

What the Directories say:

  • “She has a conscientious eye for detail.” – Legal 500 2019
  • “She has an eye for detail and is able to absorb and deal with a large amount of documentation. She is always willing to go the extra mile.” – Chambers UK 2019
  • “A very accomplished advocate.” – Legal 500
  • Widely instructed in discrimination claims.” – Legal 500
  • The quiet confidence with which she proceeds impresses me.” “She is phenomenal and able to take on large cases.” – Chambers and Partners
  • Known for her strength in discrimination, and she shines in complex multi-day cases.” – Legal 500

Articles and Publications:

Sarah is co-author and editor of Discrimination in Employment by Tucker and George. She edited the head notes for the Equality Law Reports (October 2010 to December 2014 by Michael Rubenstein Publishing). She has written articles for the Employment Law Review.

Qualifications and Appointments:

  • Fee paid employment judge (2011)

Memberships:

  • ELBA ELA

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