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

Browne Jacobson LLP

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Partner, Sarah, heads up our Nottingham Employment Team and leads our public sector employment practice.

Sarah has considerable experience in both contentious and non-contentious employment matters, working for a wide variety of clients within the public sector, such as EMLawshare member fire services and local authorities and the Crown Prosecution Service,.

She also works for a large number of commercial clients, such as Hiscox Underwriting Services Limited, advising on the full spectrum of employment issues. 

Sarah has a particular expertise and experience in dealing with complex tribunal claims such as multi-day discrimination cases and transactions in both the public and private sectors involving TUPE. She has for a number of years been involved in numerous complex, high value and high profile employment issues.  

A recent example includes advising on in respect of a multi-respondent unfair dismissal and disability discrimination tribunal claim where the claimant’s representative was a voluntary lay representative.   The matter included various preliminary hearings, multiple EAT appeals on case management and preliminary issues, and a further attempted appeal by the Claimant to the Court of Appeal, before being struck out due to the lay representative’s behaviour during the course of the substantive hearing.   The client’s comments  included: “Sarah handled the case in our opinion in a completely exemplary manner. Her knowledge of the law was thoroughly impressive and the way in which she dealt with the representative was equally so in terms of the measured and calm manner in which she dealt with some pretty extreme behaviour.”

Sarah is also involved in providing and designing innovative training for clients.


  • Eversheds – 2002 – 2007


  • Employment Lawyers Association – member


  • Solicitor – admitted September 2004
  • LPC
  • LLB (Hons)

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Human resources > Employment

Industry expertise at Browne Jacobson LLP encompasses the commercial, education, public, health and insurance sectors. Peter Jones heads up the firm’s national employment team, and his strengths include employee termination, grievances, contentious employment issues and trade union matters. Nottingham practice head Sarah Hooton has expertise in complex tribunal claims, namely discrimination cases and transactions involving TUPE.