Sarah Beeby > Dentons > Milton Keynes, England > Lawyer Profile



Sarah is a partner and head of the Firm’s tier one ranked People, Reward and Mobility practice in Milton Keynes. A very experienced employment lawyer, she undertakes a full range of employment work for a wide variety of clients in the private and public sectors, including many leading companies and household names. Sarah’s work includes advising on large-scale redundancy and restructuring exercises, TUPE transfers and complex outsourcing arrangements, as well as advising on the employment aspects of large corporate transactions, having worked on numerous multi-million pound transactions for an impressive portfolio of clients. She has particular experience of large-scale employee consultation processes, having advised extensively on collective consultation with unions and employee representatives on changes to terms and conditions, including pensions changes, and the application of collective agreements to terms and conditions. Sarah also advises on trade union recognition, negotiations and industrial relations issues. She acts as a “sounding board” on employment issues and strategy for HR teams, in-house counsel and boards, advising on executive terminations and employee competition issues.  An accomplished advocate, Sarah has conducted numerous employment tribunal claims and employment appeals on the full range of employment issues. She regularly advises multi-national companies and manages global and European HR projects.

Legal 500 stated:

“The ‘outstanding’ Sarah Beeby leads Dentons’ practice, which is noted for its ‘excellent level of service’ and for its ability to advise a global client base on multi-jurisdictional matters.”

Sarah Beeby “‘understands the pressures placed upon employers’ and ‘has an excellent grasp of the law and its application’.”

Chambers UK stated:

“Sarah Beeby receives praise from clients, one of whom comments: ‘I thoroughly enjoy working with Sarah, she is truly an extension of my team. She is patient and considered and always gives practical advice that works well in the context of our business.’ She is recognised for her ‘in-depth knowledge’ and ‘can-do attitude’.”

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Employment > Employment: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

(Next Generation Partners)

Sarah BeebyDentons

In Milton Keynes, Dentons‘ ‘very robust and versatile‘ team advises a diverse client roster spanning the telecoms, retail and transport sectors. The team regularly dispenses advice on government projects, and transactions in the fintech space. Practice head Sarah Beeby is ‘simply excellent‘, assisting both public and private sector clients with collective consultations, large-scale redundancies, and TUPE transfers. Michelle Lamb focuses on advising venture capital clients on retendering processes, whistleblowing claims and discrimination disputes, while ‘completely trustworthy‘ counsel Verity Buckingham often advises corporations on senior exits, in addition to the defence of tribunal claims.

London > Risk advisory > Corporate governance

The corporate governance team at Dentons is led by Richard Barham and Katherine Harle and is well placed to handle cross-border matters by virtue of its large global network and often advises large multinational clients on regulatory and governance matters, drawing on strength from its data privacy, employment, tax and regulatory practitioners. Barham is a corporate lawyer who handles transactional matters, shareholder and board processes, and governance issues, while Harle handles compliance, regulatory matters and interactions with regulators such as the FCA and Serious Fraud Office (SFO). Sarah Beeby advises on employment law and Dan Lund deals with sanctions, bribery and corruption and fraud. The team was bolstered in January 2023, with the arrival of James Vernon from Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP.