Sarah Perry Managing Partner

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01926 880727
01926 885588
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Sarah is the firm's Managing Partner and also head of the dispute resolution group and specialises in commercial contract disputes, banking and finance litigation, professional negligence, fraud and commercial litigation.  

A member of the Finance and Leasing Association and Institute of Credit Managers, she advises lenders and asset finance companies on all types of finance agreements, factoring and invoice discounting, hire purchase, lease purchase and leasing agreements, guarantee claims, fraud claims and consumer credit issues. 

Top ranked for advising on professional negligence, Sarah advises on claims against solicitors, accountants, auditors, surveyors, architects and financial advisers and mortgage fraud (claims against the compensation fund).  She acted in the leading case on breach of fiduciary duty (Swindle -v- Harrison) and has particular expertise in claims against advisers for negligent tax planning and for investment advice.

Sarah also advises on commercial litigation including company and shareholder disputes, fraud claims, commercial contract disputes, partnership disputes, pensions disputes and problems in relating to international sale of goods. 


    • Advised on claims of failure to supply which involved multi-million pound international arbitrations.
    • Advised on claims for breach of contract, including obligations of confidentiality and various intellectual property infringements. 
    • Acting for claimants in proceedings relating to contractual obligations for early retirement pension benefits.  

    Reported cases

    • Bradford & Bingley Building Society v Hayes and Dunphy's
    • Mortgage Express v Sawali
    • VFS Financial Services (UK) Limited v Hennellys Limited
    • Lighthousecarrwood plc v Luckett
    • Ross v Stonewood Securities Limited
    • Gander and Thomas v BPE Solicitors

    Client and industry testimonials

    Chambers UK 2016

    Sarah Perry heads the firm's commercial disputes department and maintains a strong profile for contractual and financial litigation. A source states that "she's very good, and not afraid of a fight." 

    Chambers UK 2015

    Sarah Perry is known by clients as "approachable, astute and very thoughtful." She also remains "commercially focused" and has significant High Court experience.

    Chambers UK 2014

    Sarah Perry is praised for her client-conscious approach. She is sought to handle large-scale commercial disputes. 

    Legal 500 2015

    Wright Hassall's 'first class' six-partner team is led by Sarah Perry who 'puts her clients' interests above all else'.