Sarah Erwin-jones > Browne Jacobson LLP > Nottingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Browne Jacobson LLP

Work Department

Insurance and public risk.


With a strong reputation in the social care arena, Sarah is one of our most experienced Partners focusing exclusively on abuse and safeguarding claims. Sarah is noted for her ‘exceptional experience‘ of defending high-profile sex abuse claims in the 2021 Legal 500.

Instructed directly and by insurers of :

  • Sports organisations including national governing bodies
  • Faith groups
  • Private education providers
  • Local Authorities

She leads on the firm’s children’s social care publications and forums.

She has and continues to lead on a number of group actions and is highly regarded for her fairness and expertise in handling claims against Children’s and Adults’ Services Departments; reflected in the fact that many of those who are frequently her opponents have agreed to be referees.

She is also the firm’s specialist on redress schemes.

She has experience in taking a number of cases to the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, and has a particular focus on costs – sitting as a Deputy Costs Master in the SCCO.

She led on the Personal Injury Working Group on Historical Child Abuse claims initiative run by Master McCloud.


Trained Shacklocks; qualified 1993; partner Browne Jacobson 2003 to date.


French (basic).


FOIL; Nottinghamshire Law Society.


Rawlins Upper School, Quorn; Trent Polytechnic (LLB Hons); Nottingham Law School (1991 LSF).


Reading, theatre, cinema, watching stand-up comedy.

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

(Leading individuals)

Sarah Erwin-JonesBrowne Jacobson LLP

Comprising of a ‘conscientious group of lawyers with a large volume of top quality, complex NHS clinical negligence work’ Browne Jacobson LLP is a market leading defendant practice. Lorna Hardman chairs the national clinical negligence department, and has 25 years’ experience of advising NHS and private bodies on complex and high value claims, inquests and serious incidents. Sarah Erwin-jones  is the primary partner for social care claims, while Ian Long has an interest in on wrongful birth and ambulance service cases. Kelly Buckley is another key figure for NHS defendant litigation. Victoria Curran and James Fawcett , head of personal injury group, continue to hold a busy case load in employers’ liability, public liability and claims arising from equality and Human Rights legislation, acting for local authority, government bodies and insurance clients.