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Sarah Keogh

Call: 1999

"One to watch: very intelligent, hard-working, dogged and unflappable." "A very good advocate who has experience across a range of sectors and who builds good relationships with clients."

Chambers & Partners 2020

"Excellent client service, good understanding of trade unions, and very strong on medical regulatory/employment issues, as well as legal issues that have a mathematical component to them."

The Legal 500 2021

Overview

Sarah Keogh is a highly experienced barrister specialising in employment and professional discipline.

Sarah has an established practice representing clients in high-value and complex cases in Employment Tribunals, the EAT, Court of Appeal and the High Court.  She also appears in and provides legal advice to panels in professional regulatory proceedings, including Police Misconduct and Capability hearings, Special Case hearings and PAT appeals, and hearings in the NMC and HCPC.  She has particular specialism in advising in cases which cross-over from one area of expertise to another.  She has a loyal client base which includes the British Medical Association, NHS Trusts, police forces, local authorities and large national employers.

Sarah is well known for her meticulous attention to detail and a personable yet robust and pragmatic approach. She excels in advocacy and is an accredited Advocacy Trainer for the Inner Temple.

Sarah was awarded the Junior Pro Bono Barrister of the Year Award in 2018. She accepts instructions in suitable cases on a direct public access basis, and undertakes pro bono work through Advocate and COAS. She is a member of the ELA Pro Bono Committee assisting with ELIPS.

Education:

  • BA Hons, Jurisprudence, Balliol College, Oxford University
  • Bar Vocational Course, ICSL

Professional Memberships:

  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Employment Law Bar Association
  • Personal Injury Bar Association

Training:

Sarah offers seminars and workshops in all areas, and conducts mock tribunals.  Recent events include:

  • Disability Discrimination Update – Prospect Union
  • Employment Law Update – Police Law Conference
  • A question of status: Employees, workers and business owners – Gordon Dadds – “The best lunchtime seminar we’ve had this year”
  • Holiday Pay: Avoiding the pitfalls – Essex Legal Services – “Excellent and very relevant”
  • Forging the flexible workforce: The impact of changes to the TUPE Regulations – Norfolk and Norwich Law Society – “Excellent presentation… Useful to have such comprehensive notes”

Professional Recommendations

 

“Excellent client service, good understanding of trade unions, and very strong on medical regulatory/employment issues, as well as legal issues that have a mathematical component to them.”

The Legal 500 2021

“One to watch: very intelligent, hard-working, dogged and unflappable.” “A very good advocate who has experience across a range of sectors and who builds good relationships with clients.”

Chambers & Partners 2020

“She is eloquent before the court and has a very good manner with clients and the other side.”

The Legal 500 2020

Expertise

Employment & Discrimination

Personal Injury

Professional Regulatory & Discipline


Recent and current work

Relevant Work

Key contacts

Paul Adams

Senior Team Leader
Paul Adams 020 7269 0305 adams@oldsquare.co.uk

Lee Jennings

Junior Team Leader
Lee Jennings 0207 269 0303 jennings@oldsquare.co.uk
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