- A Recommended Lawyer for 'Construction (Yorkshire and the Humber)'
"Sarah Maylor heads the department and is ‘a go-to practitioner’ for many clients."
The Legal 500 UK 2018/19
- Recognised Practitioner for 'Construction (Yorkshire)'
Chambers UK 2019
- Sarah is ranked in Chambers and Partners 2018 as a recognised practitioner for construction work.
- The Legal 500 has described Sarah as ‘extremely impressive’ and is ‘unflappable, calm and sensible when things get tough’.
- Qualified in England and Wales in 2002.
Sarah is a partner based primarily in Sheffield and also works out of our London and Manchester offices. Sarah qualified in England and Wales in 2002.
Sarah specialises in advising developers, contractors and consultants on both contentious and non-contentious construction and engineering related matters. Sarah has particular experience advising developers and contractors on procurement strategies and construction documentation on infrastructure and commercial projects in Asia and UK.
Sarah has extensive experience in all types of dispute resolution techniques including litigation, mediation, adjudication, expert determination and international and domestic arbitration. Sarah has worked on an impressive range of disputes: from advising large UK funders on share and property purchase of recently built hotels; defending a large UK engineering contractor on a significant professional indemnity claim in relation to groundworks failures; acting for private international developers (and their funds) in relation to the drafting of all construction documentation on a series of high value developments throughout the UK; advising a major engineering contractor on its trade contract for the Battersea Park Project; and acting for a major UK contractor on its disputes under an NEC3 contract for work undertaken at Sellafield.
Sarah boasts particular expertise in relation to payment disputes in adjudication and has significant experience with all standard forms of construction contracts. Sarah lectures regularly on the risks associated with such standard forms, as well as the changing field of design liability and adjudication.
Sarah is a member of the Society of Construction Law and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a trustee of the Montgomery Theatre in Sheffield.