Sarah Emerson > Teacher Stern LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Teacher Stern LLP
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Work Department

Commercial Litigation


Sarah is highly regarded for her policyholder insurance dispute experience, particularly in claims centered around the as built environment. She has previously been named as a rising star / one to watch in Legal 500 when at K & L Gates LLP.

She is also known for helping clients on complex litigation arising out of regulatory investigations and crises / disasters. Her litigation, adjudication and arbitration experience extends in range from  defending group actions in the High Court, product liability claims for major food manufacturers to claims arising out of a wide range of construction disputes.

During her 3.5 years now spent at Teacher Stern LLP, Sarah has continued to attract an increasingly broad range of clients who value her strategic approach to managing particularly complex adjudications or multiparty litigation, regulatory issues or crises. Sarah has been legal adviser on construction disputes to a number of very active property developers and some major contractor clients this year for whom she has skillfully contained issues and/or settled disputes giving her a reputation as a “go to” lawyer for pre-action advice and strategy as well as being a safe and steady pair of hands once proceedings have been issued.


Qualified 2009. Before joining Teacher Stern in 2019, Sarah worked at international firm DAC Beachcroft LLP for 6.5 years and was then a Senior Associate at a US law firm for a further 6 years.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

Teacher Stern LLP has extensive expertise in handling high-stakes commercial disputes, including cross-border and multi-jurisdictional cases. The commercial disputes team is co-led by Sarah Emerson, whose practice encompasses commercial claims, insurance, cyber risk, and crisis management; and Clare Toomer, an expert in corporate and shareholder disputes, as well as contentious IP matters. In 2022, commercial litigator and former Isadore Goldman director, Michelle Mollaghan, was recruited as partner, while former partner Rajesh Pabla left to join Hill Dickinson LLP.