Sarah Parkinson > Browne Jacobson LLP > Nottingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Browne Jacobson LLP

Work Department

Commercial property.


Sarah (partner) was appointed as head of the real estate department in November 2018 and sits on the firm’s senior management Executive team. Sarah has over 25 years’ real estate experience, specialising in retail and property development projects and also leads our Nottingham office retail team.

Sarah has particular experience in dealing with the effects of omni-channel retailing on lease agreements and future proofing these retail letting arrangements.

Her wide-ranging real estate experience also includes development agreements, land promotion agreements as well as overages and clawback arrangements – acting for both land owners and developers in both the private sector and the public sector. This wide ranging experience is hugely beneficial to her clients.


Trained DLA; qualified 1994; at DLA, Birmingham for training contract and first two years of qualification; in-house commercial property solicitor Boots Company plc 1996-2001; Browne Jacobson 2001; partner 2006.


Nottingham Law Society.


King Edward VI Camp Hill Grammar School for Girls; Reading University (1990 English and Music, 1st); College of Law, Guildford (1992 CPE; Law Finals).


Music – cello and piano; badminton; rugby – Leicester Tigers season ticket holder.

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Real estate > Commercial property: Nottingham and Derby

(Leading individuals)

Sarah ParkinsonBrowne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP‘s large team in Nottingham leverages the firm’s nationwide reach to advise private and public sector clients on all aspects of major real estate projects, including those spanning multiple jurisdictions. ‘Fantastic lawyer’ Sarah Parkinson has a particularly strong track record of assisting clients with large-scale retail and property developments. Barry Sully specialises in land acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, urban regeneration projects and mixed-use schemes. In an ongoing highlight, Sully is advising Leicestershire County Council on an urban extension to the town of Lutterworth, comprising 2,750 new homes, two new schools and various other public facilities. Suki Tonks, Robert Wofinden and Gabor Taller are also recommended.

London > Industry focus > Retail and consumer

The ‘modern, forward-looking and flexible’ retail, leisure and distribution practice at Browne Jacobson LLP is a key name for real estate-related mandates and is jointly led by real estate specialists Caroline Green and Sarah Parkinson in London and Nottingham respectively. The group’s client roster encompasses luxury brands, retailers, leisure operators, distributors and franchisees; with key examples including LVMH, Boots and PureGym. Beyond real estate, practitioners in the firm’s technology, commercial, corporate, dispute resolution, employment and competition teams also contribute to the firm’s retail work; and Alex Watt and Declan Cushley have notable advertising and IP knowledge respectively. The team is also singled out for its expertise in social influencer marketing work and related social media issues.