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Sarah Austin

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Capital Law Limited

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Employment & Immigration


Sarah is a Senior Associate in the Employment team.

Sarah has extensive experience of advising on TUPE, collective consultation and restructure/redundancy She also regularly advises on disputes with and exit of senior employees.

Sarah leads the corporate support unit within the Employment team, assisting the firm’s corporate lawyers with the employment aspects of the sale and purchase of businesses. She has particular experience of advising private equity funds on the employment aspects of investments.

Sarah frequently delivers training to clients both in-house and at the employment team’s breakfast briefings. She works with mainly private sector and third sector employers, and has a particular experience and knowledge of the manufacturing, media and tech industries.


Qualified 2006; Solicitor at Foot Anstey (2006 – 2014), Associate at Foot Anstey (2014), Associate at Capital Law (2014 – 2017), Senior Associate (2017 – present).


The Law Society of England and Wales; Employment Lawyers Association.


Exeter University (2002 LLB Law 2:1); Cardiff University (2003 LPC Distinction).

Wales: Human resources

Employment: Cardiff

Within: Employment: Cardiff

Capital Law Limited ‘s three-partner team provides ‘exceptional customer service‘ and ‘first-class’ advice across the gamut of contentious and non-contentious mandates to companies and organisations within the education, manufacturing, transport and retail sectors. Noted for its ‘unrivalled level of care and attention’, clients benefit from a holistic approach which not only includes legal advice but also HR consultancy services by dint of the firm’s integrated management consultancy, “Capital People”. ‘Personable and effective’ team head Nia Cooper  ‘always instils confidence with her calm and considered manner and astute advice’, particularly as it pertains to large-scale projects involving TUPE, collective redundancy issues or changes to terms and conditions, in addition to employment tribunal representation. The ‘highly skilled and well-prepared’ Iestyn Morris is particularly accomplished at handling work within the education sector and recently successfully defended a National Association of Head Teachers’ member in a fitness to practice proceeding. Trade union law specialist Richard Thomas is also recommended, while at associate level, Sarah Austin  specialises in the employment law issues associated with corporate transactions handled by the firm, and Welsh speaking associate Esyllt Green  has extensive experience in the retail sector having formerly worked in-house at B&Q. Clients include British Medical Association, University of South Wales, Westbridge Capital and Dow Corning.

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