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Sarah is a partner in the commercial, IP and IT team and is based in the London office. She has a particular focus on technology law and its evolving application to commercial contracts combined with an expert knowledge of intellectual property and the full range of legislation surrounding data, networks and systems. Additionally, she has an in-depth understanding of the relevant regulatory and competition law surrounding technology transfer.
Acting for both tech sector clients, from SMEs to multinationals, and clients procuring technology from the tech sector, Sarah also works with public sector and pseudo-governmental bodies on critical policy and regulatory projects, particularly linked to the establishment of technology infrastructures to support AI and machine learning. She has recently been engaged to advise on a number of data infrastructure - governance structures for sharing data, whether commercialising data through marketplaces, sharing data through hubs or ‘pooling’ data for analytics.
Sarah is recognised for her expertise in IT and telecoms by The Legal 500 where she is described as ‘exceptional’ and ‘very impressive’. One recent client notes that ‘she has a huge amount of sector experience, understands our issues and helps us find solutions’. She joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2023 from a South West based law firm where she headed the IT and cyber team.