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Affiliated Lecturer


Labour law and clinical negligence.

CV / Biography

Publications include:

  • Beyond Employment Tribunals, co-author with Catherine Barnard and Amy Ludlow, [2017] ILJ, forthcoming.
  • The CJEU confused over religion, [2017] CLJ 246.
  • "Are Litigation and Collective Bargaining Complements or Substitutes for Achieving Gender Equality? A Study of the British Equal Pay Act" co-author with Simon Deakin, (2015) 39 (2) Cambridge Journal of Economics 381-403, highlighted by The Independent on 21 April 2015. 
  • The missed opportunity of Preston v Methodist Conference, [2014] ILJ 485.
  • The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Does the Equality Act 2010 Measure Up to UK International Commitments? [2011] Industrial Law Journal 428, 40th Anniversary Edition on Equality.
  • Co-author, "Judicial Review and the Human Rights Act" chapter, Judicial Review, Supperstone, Goudie and Walker, 5th and 6th edn.
  • The National Minimum Wage: Under threat from an unlikely source? [2006] Industrial Law Journal 289

Sarah appeared on Radio 4's Unreliable Evidence in May 2015 discussing the Gender Pay Gap. 

Also practising barrister at Cloisters Chambers. Key cases include:

  • Dewhurst v CitySprint. In the EAT in November 2017.
  • McTigue v University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust [2016] ICR 1155; [2016] IRLR 742. Important appeal before Simler P dealing with the extended definition of worker in whistleblowing claims.
  • Morrissey v University of London [2016] ICR 893; [2016] IRLR 487. Meaning of to "elect or appoint" negotiating representatives in Regulation 14 ICE Regs. Junior to Jason Galbraith Marten QC.
  • Ibarz v University of Sheffield UKEAT/0018/15. Successful appeal dealing with the meaning of series of similar acts under the Fixed Term Employees Regulations and Part Time Workers Regulations. In addition, successfully persuading the EAT that Goldwater v Sellafield [2015] IRLR 381 was wrongly decided and thus recovered fees paid by a union.