• I am a specialist employment lawyer with over 25 years' experience in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law. I have particularly expertise in TUPE transfers, restructuring and redundancies, complex employment litigation, discrimination/equality issues and senior staff exits. I act for clients across a wide range of sectors including major corporate employers, housing associations, education bodies and charities and am the Firm’s lead on providing employment advice to local authorities. 

    My general experience includes all areas of employment work and I have dealt with a number of high profile cases in Tribunals, the Employment Appeal Tribunal, the High Court and the Court of Appeal.  I have specific expertise in advising on equal pay and discrimination, restructuring and redundancy programmes, negotiated exits, changing terms and conditions, and providing TUPE advice in connection with service delivery models including shared services, partnering arrangements, joint ventures and outsourcing.  I also provide support to in-house legal and HR teams, acting as a sounding board on both strategic and operational HR issues.

    Publications

    I have had articles published in the Local Government Lawyer and Local Government Chronicle and have also contributed articles to Lexology and EM LawShare

    Shining a light on wrongdoing at work

    Councils must be prepared for Statutory Officer disciplinary investigations

    Seminars

    I have spoken at the LLG Weekend School on employment matters.

Sarah Lamont has an all but unequalled well of experience and insight into social housing, charities and the public sector. She is particularly recommended for complex and sensitive tribunal claims.

Chambers, 2020