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MURRAY HOUSE, MURRAY STREET, BELFAST, BT1 6DN, NORTHERN IRELAND
Tel:
Work 028 9024 4951
Fax:
Fax 028 9024 5768
DX:
403 NR-BELFAST
Email:
Web:
www.carson-mcdowell.com

Sarah Cochrane

Tel:
Work 028 9024 4951
Email:
Carson McDowell

Work Department

Employment

Position

Sarah is an Associate in the employment team advising clients on contentious and non-contentious aspects of employment law. She advises clients in a wide variety of industries across both the public and private sectors throughout the UK. Sarah regularly defends claims in the industrial and fair employment tribunal and advises clients on matters such as TUPE, restructuring, bullying and harassment, grievances and redundancy. Sarah also assists Carson McDowell’s corporate team in relation to the employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Career

Trained at DAC Beachcroft LLP from 2007 – 2009; qualified into the Employment and Pensions team in 2009; Solicitor at Carson McDowell from 2013; Associate at Carson McDowell from 2015 to date. Sarah has dual qualification and practising certificates in Northern Ireland and England and Wales.

Member

Law Society of Northern Ireland, Employment Lawyers Association, Committee Member of Employment Lawyers Group of Northern Ireland

Education

Ballymena Academy; Queens University Belfast (2005 LLB(Hons))

Leisure

Music and travel.


Northern Ireland: Human resources

Employment

Within: Employment

Carson McDowell’s employment practice provides an ‘excellent service’ across a wide spectrum of matters, including discrimination and equality claims, TUPE issues, unfair dismissal claims and advisory and regulatory work. The client base includes well-known Northern Ireland-based companies as well as international entities from a range of sectors, including logistics, finance, food production, technology and transportation. The firm has successfully defended key client Royal Mail Group in a number of claims concerning unfair dismissal, discrimination, breach of contract and harassment. Other clients include the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland, Ulster University and Xilinx. Litigation expert Orlagh O'Neill leads the ‘highly responsive and knowledgeable’ team. Rachel Penny is ‘extremely knowledgeable, clever, practical and approachable’ and is noted for her expertise in TUPE matters, redundancies and reorganisations. Associate Sarah Cochrane has notable experience in corporate employment matters.

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