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Sarah Erwin-jones

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Browne Jacobson LLP

Work Department

Insurance and public risk.


Sarah is our longest serving Partner focusing exclusively on social care provider clients, including public authorities, charities and faith organisations. She leads on the firm’s children’s social care products and resources for clients, focusing on the webinar programme for social workers: -

Sarah also edits our quarterly social care newsletter: -

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 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 she does as a Deputy Costs Master in the SCCO.

She is the strategic lead for a major group action involving abuse in residential settings and is instructed in respect of the IICSA Inquiry by two separate clients. She gave evidence at the IICSA in December 2018.

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

Her experience includes: -

  • actions brought against children’s services providers, in particular public liability claims against children and young people’s departments, charities, and faith organisations;
  • supervising teams dealing with child and adult sex abuse claims;
  • large scale litigation - defending numerous multi-party Claimant actions;
  • representing public bodies at Inquiries.


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.

East Midlands: Insurance

Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Leading individuals

Sarah Erwin-Jones - Browne Jacobson LLP

Within: Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

Browne Jacobson LLP provides 'an excellent and timely service’ to a roster of health, social care, commercial insurance and local authority clients. In the clinical negligence space, the group has expertise in cerebral palsy and other matters involving brain damage and catastrophic injuries. The firm's personal injury work includes cases involving sexual and physical abuse, as well as highway and Human Rights Act matters. Elsewhere, the firm's strength in child abuse litigation has recently seen it generate work from faith organisations, as well as clients from the sports and education sectors. Lorna Hardman and Susan Mabbott jointly lead the team. Sarah Erwin-Jones is another notable figure.

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