Sarah Batley is a commercial litigator with experience in complex cross-border litigation.
Sarah focuses on contract, tort, and breach of duty claims. She has been closely following ESG (environmental, social, and governance) developments in the United Kingdom and regularly advises clients on ESG and climate change litigation risk.
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.
Greenwashing Landscape: Existing and Forthcoming Legislation in the United Kingdom and European Union
- 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"