Sarah Batley is a commercial litigator with experience in complex cross-border litigation.
Sarah's recent experience includes advising: Bombardier Aerospace in multijurisdictional disputes arising out of the sale and purchase of aircraft; a world leading payment processing company on claims for breach of warranty and indemnity; a special situations investment management group on claims for breach of contract and conspiracy; a high net worth individual on the successful resolution of a dispute relating to an alleged joint venture for a development project; and a multinational corporation on complex worldwide enforcement issues. Sarah also advises on product liability and related issues.
In addition, Sarah has experience in multijurisdictional asset recovery actions, including advising: Langbar International Limited (the AIM-listed company wrongly believed to have assets in excess of $600m) on recovery proceedings arising out of the fraud perpetrated on it; a formerly AIM-listed property investment fund on claims against its former directors, investment manager, and investment advisor; a leading Middle Eastern bank on a global asset recovery strategy following the default by a prominent energy conglomerate on its credit line agreements; liquidators of a Cayman investment fund on complex multiparty proceedings arising from the breakdown of the relationship between the fund's promoters; and a consortium of investors in a £320 million tax-driven collective investment scheme in relation to prospective civil claims in the context of an ongoing criminal tax investigation.
- BPP Law School London (Legal Practice Course with distinction 2007); Hertford College, University of Oxford (B.A. Hons. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics 2005)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
- British Legal Awards (2012) — Winner: "Assistant Solicitor/Associate of the Year"