Sarah Riding

Sarah Riding is an experienced commercial contract specialist advising on a wide range of commercial arrangements. Her wealth of experience includes supply of goods and services, manufacturing arrangements, supply chain management, logistics, routes to market, franchising, technology contracts and outsourcing. Sarah acts for clients both nationally and internationally and has worked on many cross-border arrangements.

Sarah has spent a considerable portion of her career working as a lawyer within businesses. Sarah was an in-house lawyer at global rail organisation Alstom and has completed several key secondments including Siemens plc, IMI plc, Accenture and Northgate Information Solutions plc. This in-house experience gives Sarah a genuine insight into what businesses want from their lawyers and an understanding of the importance of providing pragmatic, commercial advice to get the deal done. Understanding these challenges ensures that the team adds value quickly and that commercial objectives are met with creative and solutions driven advice.

Sarah has expertise across several sectors including manufacturing, automotive, energy and sport. Sarah appreciates sector challenges and invests time in understanding her clients' businesses. This ensures genuine insight is provided and Sarah prides herself on providing exceptional client service.

Sarah and the team are proactive in assisting clients to gain competitive advantage by providing straightforward advice and helping clients achieve strategic objectives, manage business risk more effectively, bring to market new products and engineer new markets.

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Sarah Riding

Sarah Riding
@sarahjaneriding

RT @GowlingWLG_UK: Sarah Riding spoke to @SkyNews online regarding fashion retailer Boohoo which has promised to investigate one of its sup… Sarah Riding (@sarahjaneriding) Jul 06,2020

Sarah Riding

Sarah Riding
@sarahjaneriding

RT @GowlingWLG_UK: Supply contracts have just got a whole lot harder to terminate. Find out why and what you need to consider in your contr… Sarah Riding (@sarahjaneriding) Jul 03,2020

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2020

    • Career
      May 2020
      Gowling WLG (UK), Partner
  • 2014

    • Career
      April 2014
      Irwin Mitchell, Partner, Head of Commercial Birmingham
  • 2010

    • Career
       2010
      Mills & Reeve, Head of Private Sector Commercial, Birmingham
  • 2002

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2002
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 2001

    • Career
       2001
      Pinsent Masons, Senior Associate
  • 1995

    • Career
       1995
      Alstom Transport, Legal Advisor & Company Secretary
    • Education
       1995
      Birmingham University, : Legal Practice Course
  • 1993

    • Education
       1993
      University of Central England, Common Professional Exam
  • 1991

    • Education
       1991
      University of Leicester, BA (Hons) History

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