Sara-Jane Eaton > DWF > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

I am a Partner and Head of the European Group. I lead a team of foreign personal injury lawyers, assistants and translators.




I am an international insurance claims specialist, working on cross-border litigation arising from motor, products, travel, employers’ and public liability claims, as well as catastrophic injury and large loss claims

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Personal injury: defendant

The ‘first class‘ offering at DWFhas the depth of experience that makes it one of the leading firms in this competitive market‘. The department is well placed to handle complex cross-border litigation and defend claims arising out of motor, employers’, public and products liability. The ‘talented‘ team comprises specialised practitioners with ‘extensive knowledge in their respective fields‘. Steven King heads up the London catastrophic injury and large loss group, focusing particularly on brain injuries, tetraplegia, paraplegia and amputations; other key contacts for maximum severity cases include Rhys Sanchez and Graham Dickinson. Claire Bowler and Sara-Jane Eaton oversee the international claims department, which is noted for its ‘unparalleled language skills and understanding of the EU insurer market‘. John Lezemore and Daniel Jordan take the lead on chronic pain and subtle brain injury work, respectively. Mark Whittaker heads a practice that handles a wide range of contentious cases for county councils and London boroughs.

London > Transport > Travel

(Leading individuals)

Sara-Jane EatonDWF

DWF is a highly respected insurance defence firm and has been very active in road traffic accident claims, particularly in mainland Europe. The team has also acted on cases whereby UK-headquartered companies are made liable for employers’ liability cases by subsidiaries in foreign jurisdictions. Sara-Jane Eaton jointly leads the practice and focuses on road traffic accident claims, with particular strengths in issues surrounding Brexit and the Rome II Regulation; she is well placed to handle such matters thanks to her fluency in French and German. ‘Brilliant‘ practice co-head Claire Bowler has a similar skillset in handling road traffic accident cases and has recently advised on incidents in Spain, France and Austria.