Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 1990. Having practised law in private practice and in-house for ten years, she moved into regulatory consulting and was a director of KPMG’s regulatory consulting team.
She subsequently became an independent consultant and has run multiple projects in the UK and overseas for regulators. She has a strong understanding of the regulatory mindset and the expectations of regulators.
From 2009-2013 Sarah worked with the SRA, where she led the development and implementation of the SRA Handbook, including the Code of Conduct, which introduced outcomes-focused regulation for solicitors.
Sarah subsequently led the SRA’s introduction of COLPs and COFA for firms of solicitors, including the initial approval of COLPs and COFAs for all firms and the reorganisation of the Authorisation team to bring in a more risk-based approach to authorisation.
Sarah advises on compliance arrangements for law firms and regulatory risk management and the role of COLPs. Her advice is informed by her own experience as a solicitor, her consultancy skills and her understanding of regulatory expectations.
Outside work, Sarah enjoys travelling, learning new languages, photography, and writing poetry and articles.