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Sarah is a partner in the Insurance, Professional and Financial Disputes team, based in the Edinburgh office. With close to two decades of litigation experience, she advises on the defence of claims against a wide range of professionals including brokers, accountants, financial services professionals, not for profit organisations and the emerging professions She has particular expertise in defending claims against construction professionals and design and build contractors.
Sarah joined Clyde & Co’s Edinburgh office as a senior associate in 2015, became a legal director in 2018, and was promoted to partner in 2021.
Since joining Clyde & Co, Sarah has developed a specialism in defending claims against construction professionals, with a focus on engineers, architects, and design and build contractors. She has over 15 years of experience of litigating complex disputes, and is experienced in adjudication, mediation, and other forms of ADR, as well as representing core participants in public inquiries.
Beyond this Sarah has a broad professional disputes practice. She advises insurers on the defence of claims in a wide variety of sectors, from insurance broking and financial services through to claims against educational institutions, social welfare organisations and property professionals. She and her team are also regularly instructed to advise on property liability matters, as well as general commercial disputes and claims arising from data breach.
Sarah Crewes has always been excellent to deal with. She combines knowledge, commercial awareness and a sharp legal mind with approachability and an understanding of the client’s perspective.
Legal 500 – Scotland 2021
Sarah speaks fluent French and has a diploma in French law from Universite de Paris-Sud (Paris XI).
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