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Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Commercial litigation/international and domestic civil fraud.


Sarah Gabriel is a partner specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration. Sarah’s particular expertise is in the field of civil fraud and she has wide experience of internal investigations.
Sarah is frequently called upon to advise in high value, complex multi-jurisdictional fraud related matters, on behalf of both claimants and defendants. Sarah has wide experience leading teams working across various jurisdictions to secure evidence and find, seize and recover assets. She also often acts for defendants and has successfully discharged freezing orders and defeated contempt proceedings. She is used to managing cases involving parallel civil, criminal and regulatory proceedings.

Sarah acts in commercial disputes both in Court and in ad hoc, domestic and international arbitrations for both claimants and defendants.

Sarah actively promotes the early resolution of disputes including through expert led processes and through mediation.

She acts on behalf of governmental, corporate and individual clients and has particular experience litigating against banks. Sarah is consistently ranked highly be the leading legal directories.


Trained Freshfields; qualified 1990; assistant solicitor Freshfields 1990-93; associate Peters & Peters 1994-97; partner 1997.


• International Bar Association (IBA)
• Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association (CFLA)
• London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil

(Leading individuals)

Sarah GabrielPeters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP acts in high-profile, international commercial court and chancery division litigation cases, including matters where freezing and disclosure orders have been obtained for claimants who have been victims of major fraud. The firm is also known for its expertise in multijurisdictional disputes. Practice head Jonathan Tickner is a ‘superb litigator, a great tactician and super-smart’. His team includes Keith Oliver, who focuses on international matters and is a ‘master of generating and overseeing civil fraud cases; and Sarah Gabriel, who is ‘one of the very best fraud solicitors working in London at the moment’.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

Although historically known for its fraud focus, Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP also ‘attracts top-level commercial disputes work‘ that is without fraud elements and spans several jurisdictions. Representative matters feature shareholder and contractual disputes, insolvency proceedings, IP, professional negligence, and contentious financial services/regulatory issues; and the practice regularly works with well-established litigation funders. Heading commercial litigation and civil fraud, Jonathan Tickner is ‘a superb lawyer who builds and manages a team well‘; international head Keith Oliver has over 37 years’ experience as a heavyweight commercial litigator; Sarah Gabriel specialises in asset recovery and commercial litigation; and Jason Woodland regularly acts in cases involving emergency injunctive relief. At of counsel level, Amy Harvey is noted for complex multi-jurisdictional disputes and interim remedies related to the preservation and protection of assets; and Emma Ruane has extensive expertise in obtaining and defending worldwide freezing injunctions.