The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon
Work 01423 530 630
Fax 01423 530 709

Sara Morgan

Work 01423 530630

Work Department

Employment and Regulatory


Sara Morgan heads up our Employment Department. 

Sara specialises in Employment Law and Professional Regulatory cases. Her employment work, primarily for employers, spans all aspects of the subject with particular expertise in restructuring exercises, business transfers and severance packages for senior executives. In addition she has represented many clients in complex Employment Tribunal and with the benefit of her advocacy background is able to provide a seamless service.

In relation to regulatory matters Sara has for many years acted for professionals in relation to disciplinary matters with a particular emphasis on registered pharmacists. This work is wide ranging involving aspects including Crime, attendance at Inquests and representation before professional regulators.

Sara’s approach in all her work is to provide clear, practical and cost effective advice.


Qualified as a solicitor - 1 May 1981. 

Sara joined McCormicks from a large national commercial firm having been based at their Leeds office for over 7 years.

Sara has had a varied career initially specialising in Crime before transferring her advocacy skills to Employment Law.

London: Dispute resolution

Professional discipline

Within: Professional discipline

McCormicks' practice includes advising accountants on disciplinary proceedings brought by both the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Peter McCormick OBE is a sports regulatory specialist, who also regularly represents solicitors and firms of solicitors that are the subject of investigations or prosecutions by the Solicitors Regulation Authority; Peter Minnikin has developed a portfolio of disciplinary work including medical practitioners, physiotherapists and work for the agricultural charity; and senior associate Sara Morgan is particularly focused on registered pharmacists.

[back to top]

Yorkshire and the Humber: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general

Within: Crime: general

In Harrogate, McCormicks' corporate crime and risk unit, headed up by Geoffrey Rogers, has experience defending clients in the full spectrum of serious criminal allegations and prosecutions. The team is representing individuals facing allegations of kidnap, attempted murder, as well as drug charges. Peter Minnikin and senior associate Sara Morgan are names to note, particularly for firearm and regulatory offences, and professional regulatory work, respectively.

[back to top]

Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to

    Aziz Rahman considers the Ericsson bribery investigation and outlines how best to respond if you are investigated by more than one law enforcement agency
  • Sulphur Cap Ahead - Regulatory

    Sulphur Cap Ahead - Regulatory
  • GTDT Shipping - India

    Mr Shardul Thacker heads the shipping, oil and gas and banking practice group at Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe. Lloyd’s List ranked him third in their top 10 lawyers stating: “Highly regarded for his work in the liquefied natural gas sector, particularly for interesting and highly geared finance deals in relation to infrastructure projects, energy, ports and ships.” india_-_gtdt_shipping_

    The British Virgin Islands are rushing to pass by the end of December the new economic substance legislation to avoid the EU’s blacklist of tax haven jurisdictions.
  • Chambers Guides - Insurance 2018 - India

    India is a common-law jurisdiction. In general, Indian laws borrow heavily from, and are based on, English law. However, insurance law in India has certain unique features that deviate from English insurance law. The primary legislation of insurance law in India is the Insurance Act, 1938 (the “Insurance Act”) and the Insurance Rules, 1939 (the “Insurance Rules”).
  • AVELLUM advised largest Ukrainian brick manufacturer on restructuring and refinancing of its debt

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to Private Joint Stock Company with Foreign Investments “Slobozhanska Budivelna Keramika” (“SBK ”) in connection with the restructuring and refinancing of SBK’s debt, valued at approximately EUR20 million. Atlas Advisors, an independent investment banking firm, acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the SBK’s shareholders in connection with the restructuring of the credit portfolio, attraction of financing for the debt’s refinancing, and buy-out of SBK’s shares.
  • AVELLUM advises on Ukraine’s USD2 billion Eurobond issue

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on the USD2 billion sovereign Eurobond issue consisting of two tranches with 5.5 and 10-year tenor. J.P. Morgan Securities, Goldman Sachs, BNP Paribas, and Citigroup acted as joint lead managers on the transaction.
  • New Anti-Money Laundering Law

    The new anti-money laundering ( AML ) law of the UAE took effect at the end of October 2018. Containing features recommended by the Financial Action Task Force ( FATF ), the new law introduces subtle but important changes to the AML landscape in the UAE. 
  • Confidentiality Under Renewed Focus

    The UAE federal government has recently issued a raft of important legislation, addressing and in many ways updating areas of law that are key to businesses in the jurisdiction. Amongst this legislation is Federal Decree-Law 14 of 2018 concerning the central bank and the organisation of financial institutions and activities (the New Banking Law ) and Federal Decree-Law 20 of 2018 concerning anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing (the New AML Law ). Both the New Banking Law and the New AML Law repeal and replace the previous legislation on their respective subjects. Importantly, the New Banking Law and the New AML Law have together enhanced the protection afforded to confidential information under UAE law, in particular where financial and legal service providers and their customers and clients are concerned. 
  • Israel Chapter in The Virtual Currency Regulation Review

    Earlier this year, the Israel Tax Authority (ITA) issued two circulars, one on the taxation of digital tokens and the second addressing the taxation of utility tokens in initial coin offerings (ICOs). Additionally, in March, the Israel Securities Authority (ISA) released a detailed interim report by the Committee for the Regulation of Public Offerings of Decentralized Cryptocurrency Coins (Report) (with a follow-up report due to come out around October 2018). Moreover, it is expected that before the end of 2018, legislation will come into force that for the first time will see Israeli primary legislation define virtual currencies as financial assets and mandate licensing for related services, as is later discussed in detail.