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Sarah Walker specialises in dispute evaluation and resolution by litigation, arbitration, mediation and negotiation. A partner in our Global Disputes practice based in our London office, Sarah represents international clients in a wide variety of commercial matters.

With a wide range of experience in resolving commercial disputes, Sarah advises clients on risk management strategies and procedures, along with the drafting of contractual mechanisms for dispute resolution.

Sarah regularly advises clients in the banking and finance, technology and communications, energy and aviation, aerospace and defence sectors on such matters as large-scale project disputes, fraud claims, claims in respect of complex financial instruments, as well as other claims for asset recovery and enforcement. Sarah has spent time during her career in the legal function of a major financial institution and is also familiar with the regulatory, compliance and contentious issues which financial institutions regularly face.

In addition, Sarah has handled a broad range of arbitration matters under the auspices of most of the major arbitration tribunal rules, as well as on a number of London-based ad hoc arbitrations. She is admitted as a full member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and has served as a committee member for the London branch.

A frequent author on dispute resolution, Sarah has spoken at conferences for various arbitral institutions, including the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and the London Court of International Arbitration. She is fluent in English and Italian.

Sarah has been recognised in her areas of practice for many years by a number of leading publications, including Chambers UK (2009 onwards), Legal 500 UK (2009 onwards), Chambers Global (2013–2014), Legal 500 EMEA (2013–2014) and Legal 500 Latin America (2012).

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Credentials

Law Society of London

Law Society of London (Registration #18853)

"The 'fantastic' Sarah Walker has a breadth of expertise (financial services/aviation/IT/communications & energy sector)


Legal 500 UK 2021

"Sarah Walker is a fantastic operator - hard-working and experienced she always has client's interests in focus"


Legal 500 UK 2021

Sarah Walker is "fearless and leads an impeccable team"


Legal 500 UK 2021

Sarah Walker always endeavours to be available to her clients regardless of other commitments


Legal 500 UK 2021

"Sarah Walker is one of the best litigators in London. She is a fantastic Adviser and Mentor


Legal 500 UK 2021

Leading Individual in Commercial Litigation: Premium


Legal 500 UK 2021

Sarah Walker has an excellent understanding of the offshore world in the context of financial services disputes


Legal 500 UK 2020

Strategic thinker Sarah Walker brings "boundless enthusiasm" and a "highly commercial approach to dispute resolution"


Chambers and Partners

Sarah Walker has "bags of energy and drive, a real client's lawyer"


The UK Legal 500

Sarah Walker has a broad practice encompassing both litigation and international arbitration matters


Chambers UK

Sarah Walker has a wealth of litigation arbitration experience


Chambers and Partners

Sarah Walker is "excellent with clients and a fine all round litigator"


Chambers UK

Clients recommend the "extremely professional" Sarah Walker


The Legal 500

Sarah Walker is "an impressively tough litigator, yet very gracious"


Chambers and Partners

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Recognition

"The 'fantastic' Sarah Walker has a breadth of expertise (financial services/aviation/IT/communications & energy sector)


Legal 500 UK 2021

"Sarah Walker is a fantastic operator - hard-working and experienced she always has client's interests in focus"


Legal 500 UK 2021

Sarah Walker is "fearless and leads an impeccable team"


Legal 500 UK 2021

Sarah Walker always endeavours to be available to her clients regardless of other commitments


Legal 500 UK 2021

"Sarah Walker is one of the best litigators in London. She is a fantastic Adviser and Mentor


Legal 500 UK 2021

Leading Individual in Commercial Litigation: Premium


Legal 500 UK 2021

Sarah Walker has an excellent understanding of the offshore world in the context of financial services disputes


Legal 500 UK 2020

Strategic thinker Sarah Walker brings "boundless enthusiasm" and a "highly commercial approach to dispute resolution"


Chambers and Partners

Sarah Walker has "bags of energy and drive, a real client's lawyer"


The UK Legal 500

Sarah Walker has a broad practice encompassing both litigation and international arbitration matters


Chambers UK

Sarah Walker has a wealth of litigation arbitration experience


Chambers and Partners

Sarah Walker is "excellent with clients and a fine all round litigator"


Chambers UK

Clients recommend the "extremely professional" Sarah Walker


The Legal 500

Sarah Walker is "an impressively tough litigator, yet very gracious"


Chambers and Partners

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Credentials

Law Society of London

Law Society of London (Registration #18853)

"The 'fantastic' Sarah Walker has a breadth of expertise (financial services/aviation/IT/communications & energy sector)


Legal 500 UK 2021

"Sarah Walker is a fantastic operator - hard-working and experienced she always has client's interests in focus"


Legal 500 UK 2021

Sarah Walker is "fearless and leads an impeccable team"


Legal 500 UK 2021

Sarah Walker always endeavours to be available to her clients regardless of other commitments


Legal 500 UK 2021

"Sarah Walker is one of the best litigators in London. She is a fantastic Adviser and Mentor


Legal 500 UK 2021

Leading Individual in Commercial Litigation: Premium


Legal 500 UK 2021

Sarah Walker has an excellent understanding of the offshore world in the context of financial services disputes


Legal 500 UK 2020

Strategic thinker Sarah Walker brings "boundless enthusiasm" and a "highly commercial approach to dispute resolution"


Chambers and Partners

Sarah Walker has "bags of energy and drive, a real client's lawyer"


The UK Legal 500

Sarah Walker has a broad practice encompassing both litigation and international arbitration matters


Chambers UK

Sarah Walker has a wealth of litigation arbitration experience


Chambers and Partners

Sarah Walker is "excellent with clients and a fine all round litigator"


Chambers UK

Clients recommend the "extremely professional" Sarah Walker


The Legal 500

Sarah Walker is "an impressively tough litigator, yet very gracious"


Chambers and Partners

Icon close

Close

Recognition

"The 'fantastic' Sarah Walker has a breadth of expertise (financial services/aviation/IT/communications & energy sector)


Legal 500 UK 2021

"Sarah Walker is a fantastic operator - hard-working and experienced she always has client's interests in focus"


Legal 500 UK 2021

Sarah Walker is "fearless and leads an impeccable team"


Legal 500 UK 2021

Sarah Walker always endeavours to be available to her clients regardless of other commitments


Legal 500 UK 2021

"Sarah Walker is one of the best litigators in London. She is a fantastic Adviser and Mentor


Legal 500 UK 2021

Leading Individual in Commercial Litigation: Premium


Legal 500 UK 2021

Sarah Walker has an excellent understanding of the offshore world in the context of financial services disputes


Legal 500 UK 2020

Strategic thinker Sarah Walker brings "boundless enthusiasm" and a "highly commercial approach to dispute resolution"


Chambers and Partners

Sarah Walker has "bags of energy and drive, a real client's lawyer"


The UK Legal 500

Sarah Walker has a broad practice encompassing both litigation and international arbitration matters


Chambers UK

Sarah Walker has a wealth of litigation arbitration experience


Chambers and Partners

Sarah Walker is "excellent with clients and a fine all round litigator"


Chambers UK

Clients recommend the "extremely professional" Sarah Walker


The Legal 500

Sarah Walker is "an impressively tough litigator, yet very gracious"


Chambers and Partners