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Sarah Parkinson

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Browne Jacobson LLP

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Commercial property.


Sarah (partner) was appointed as head of the property department in November 2018 and sits on the firm’s senior management team.

She has over 25 years’ real estate experience, specialising in retail and leisure. Previously, Sarah worked in-house at The Boots Company PLC, dealing with property development work and acting on high profile retail schemes property and has been client partner for Boots since 2008. Sarah is the go-to person by Boots for complicated phased relocations and high profile acquisitions. She is passionate about retail and, in addition to Boots, has also won further retail clients for the firm over the years; including Morrisons, Gieves & Hawkes, 99p Stores, House of Fraser, Pure Gym, Papa Johns and Scarsdale Vets.

Sarah has also chaired the annual East Midlands Property Managers Association training session at our Nottingham office for six years running. She organises the event, picks the topics and rehearses the speakers to ensure the firm receives excellent feedback from the attendees each year.

Sarah also has specialist sports experience acting for Leicester Tigers and Scunthorpe United Football Club Ltd. Following her work acting for the Wheatcroft family on the Donington Park race track site over the last decade, Sarah is now delighted to be instructed by the new owner, Motorsport Vision Limited, following the sale of the business last year which Sarah project managed in 2017.

Clients praise Sarah as being “very precise, very accurate and always on time”.


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.

East Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: Nottingham and Derby

Within: Leading individuals

Sarah Parkinson - Browne Jacobson LLP

Within: Commercial property: Nottingham and Derby

Browne Jacobson LLP's Nottingham team covers the entire ambit of commercial property matters for public and private sector clients. It performs equally well advising clients both on a standalone basis and as part of a wider national group, where cross-office support is required. Its market-leading reputation is underlined by its breadth of expertise; in the retail sector, practice head Sarah Parkinson has a wealth of experience of acting for household-name retailers on acquisitions and phased relocations, among other matters. The education sector is another strength of the firm, which advises on academy conversions, academy mergers, and acquisitions and disposals of freehold interests, among other mandates. Deputy practice head Barry Sully heads up a specialist development and housing team, which acts for developers, housing associations, local authorities and landowners. Elsewhere, the health industry is another key workstream of the practice. Suki Tonks, Robert Wofinden and Gabor Taller are other key figures.

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London: Real estate

Commercial property: retail

Within: Leading individuals

Sarah Parkinson - Browne Jacobson LLP

Within: Commercial property: retail

Excelling in the retail sector, clients hail Browne Jacobson LLP as an ‘excellent firm that provides the full breadth of property services’. Caroline Green and Sarah Parkinson jointly head the practice, which counts luxury brands, household name retailers, leisure operators, distributors and franchisees among its client list. The team is active in the logistics front and handles strategic transactions, leasing, office relocations and property financing in addition to work extending beyond real estate such as IP and employment.

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