Sarah Austin > Capital Law Limited > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile

Capital Law Limited
CF10 4AZ

Work Department

Employment & Immigration


Sarah is a Partner in the Employment and Immigration 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;

  • Partner, Capital Law Limited (Nov 2018 – present)
  • Senior Associate, Capital Law Limited (Jan 2018 – Nov 2018)
  • Associate, Capital Law LLP (2014 – 2018)
  • Associate, Foot Anstey LLP (2014)
  • Solicitor, Foot Anstey LLP (2006 – 2014)
  • Trainee Solicitor, Foot Anstey LLP (2004 – 2006)


The Law Society of England and Wales
Employment Lawyers Association.


  • Cardiff University: LPC (2002 – 2003)
  • Exeter University: LLB, Law (1999 – 2002)

Lawyer Rankings

Wales > Employment > Employment: Recommended Firms

(Next Generation Partners)

Sarah AustinCapital Law Limited

Drawing upon the expertise of ‘empathetic and accessible‘ individuals within the five-partner team, Capital Law Limited provides ‘timely and pragmatic advice‘ to a myriad private sector (including a growing number of technology and pharmaceutical clients) and public sector entities. David Lewis is ‘incredibly knowledgeable about all employment law matters’, including as it relates to discrimination and whistleblower litigation for employers – an area that he regularly undertakes the advocacy himself before the tribunal. Sarah Austin  has significant non-contentious experience, including as it pertains to collective consultation advice pursuant to redundancy procedures and corporate support work, including in relation to private equity-backed M&A. As well as his discrete fee-earning advice, which includes trade union and labour relations expertise, team head Richard Thomas  is popular among clients and non-clients alike for his training across a range of hot-button employment and data protection issues, including in the context of Brexit.