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Sara Barrett

+44 (0) 161 234 8848
+44 (0) 161 234 8841

My specialist area

As Head of the Employment team I specialise in all aspects of employment law with particular emphasis on advising corporates regarding restructuring; including collective consultation and redundancy and Transfer of Undertakings.

Private Sector:- I advise across a number of business sectors and have key experience in the recruitment, retail, logistics, healthcare, sport and education sectors.

Public Sector:- I also advise on the outsourcing of public contracts to the private sector, and the employment aspects of school conversions to Academy status. The firm is appointed to advise on employment law issues to North West Collaborative Commercial Agency.

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What it's like to work at George Davies

The firm actively supports family friendly policies and flexible working which makes working life so much more enjoyable.

My professional memberships/ networks

Employment Law Association
ADR Panel Member

What clients say about me

"In times when our members face many varied and sometimes complex employment law issues, we need a prompt, commercial and practical service. We find that the legal service provided by Sara Barrett matches those requirements admirably.”

"I have worked with Sara Barrett of George Davies LLP in relation to our Group HR and employment issues for over 2 years. Sara provides highly practical and commercial employment advice which helps to deliver the HR needs of our business."

"Sara Barrett of George Davies Solicitors LLP provides "advice which fits our organisational culture," say clients. She has particular expertise in restructuring issues." Chambers and Partners UK 2012

"provides excellent advice and possesses a wide range of knowledge' Legal 500, 2012

"Sara Barrett has built a fine reputation in the region, impressing sources with her “practical advice” and “excellent ability to discuss complex issues.” Chambers and Partners UK, 2012

My experience/ cases of note

I have specialised in employment law for in excess of 15 years and have experience in advising corporate clients from SME's to blue chip PLC's on the range of employment issues. I specialise in restructuring issues and have recently advised on; the employment issues associated with the integration of two previously competitive businesses; the conversion of a number of schools to Academy status; and the outsourcing of a number of public sector services to the private sector.

I regularly present on employment law issues to companies CIMMA and lead the employment teams GDHR annual seminar series.

My additional qualifications

Accredited Workplace Mediator
ADR Panel Member

What I do when I'm not at work

I like going to the theatre, playing tennis, swimming and travel.