Sarah Rock

Sarah is a principal associate in the Construction and Engineering team practicing transactional law.

Sarah advises clients in relation to various construction matters and specialises in advice relating to digital construction and Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Prior to entering the law, Sarah worked in industry as an electrical contractor and CAD engineer where she gained valuable experience of tendering for and managing new build and refurbishment works allowing her the ability to take a commercial and pragmatic view when assisting with negotiations and drafting.

Sarah has a special interest and knowledge of BIM, having had various articles published including 'BIM - Is it legal?' in Construction Law in October 2013. Sarah is a named contributor to the Chartered Institute Of Building's 'Complex Projects Contract' (now termed the 'Time and Cost Management Contract'), having assisted with the drafting of the clauses relating to BIM. Sarah wrote a chapter discussing the legal requirements of BIM for 'The Construction Manager's BIM Handbook' published in September 2016.

Sarah has presented at various seminars and conferences, including the BIM Show Live 2014 and 2017 where she spoke about the procurement issues, contractual options to aid collaboration and specific clauses to look out for on a BIM enabled project.


  • Advised a major infrastructure client in relation to digital construction and use of BIM for their rail project.
  • Advised a major property investment and development company in relation to all aspects of their £400million development of a mixed use scheme in London's west end.
  • Advised a multi-national pharmaceutical company in procuring the design and construction of their £400million new global R&D facility in Cambridge.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2019

    • Career
      July 2019
      Gowling WLG (UK), principal associate
  • 2017

    • Career
      July 2017
      Gowling WLG (UK), senior associate
    • Career
      March 2017
      Gowling WLG (UK), associate
  • 2013

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