Sarah Birchley Director

Speaks:  English

Qualified: 2005 - Solicitor of England & Wales

Primary office:  London

Sarah Birchley

Sarah Birchley is a real estate specialist acting for developers of all sizes, institutional investors and property companies. Sarah is well known for her proactive and collaborative style in helping her clients achieve their goals and for her ability to give clear and practical advice. With wide ranging experience in real estate development and investment across the residential, mixed use and commercial fields Sarah, as well as bringing a huge amount of energy to a deal, has the ability to help the parties narrow down issues and find solutions.

Sarah also has experience in acting for both lenders and borrowers in real estate finance transactions and is able to use her experience, having been on both sides of the fence, to focus on what it will take to get the deal done addressing the needs of both parties.

Over the last few years Sarah has developed a particular interest in operational real estate (hotels, student accommodation, care homes) but generally, on working in real estate, Sarah says: "It is the client that makes the work interesting for me, understanding their business and working out how we can deliver the best legal product to meet their needs is just as satisfying as closing a deal".

Career & Recognition

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  • 2017

    • Career
      October 2017
      Gowling WLG, director
  • 2012

    • Career
      January 2012
      Simmons & Simmons, supervising associate to managing associate
  • 2008

    • Career
      February 2008
      Winckworth Sherwood, solicitor
  • 2006

    • Career
      November 2006
      Precis Holdings Limited, solicitor (In-house)
  • 2005

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 2003

    • Career
      October 2003
      Gordon Dadds, trainee to solicitor