Sarah Payne Litigation Solicitor

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Sarah joined Barr Ellison in 1993 and was admitted as a solicitor in 1995. She is a member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers, the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association and the Employment Lawyers Association. She has over 20 years experience in civil/commercial litigation.

Sarah Payne is by far the best litigation solicitor I have ever come across.

Andrew Molloy of Interfocus Limited

Sarah acts for public sector bodies, private individuals, trustees, insolvency practitioners, landlords, tenants, partnerships, corporate entities, employers and employees in the pursuit and defence of claims. She has extensive experience in the conduct of complex and more straightforward cases in the Court of Appeal, High Court and County Court as well as Tribunal matters, dealing with arbitrations, mediations and negotiating settlements. Sarah is always keen to ensure the best outcome for her clients.

I would always want Sarah Payne in my corner in any dispute. Her decisive approach was a great help at a difficult time. Sarah was also very approachable and made discussion easy. Worth every penny!

Sarah Briggs

Recent instructions include:

  • Property disputes about rights of way, boundaries, estoppel, joint ownership and the recovery of possession.
  • Contested probates including disputed wills and claims for family provision.
  • Breach of attorney’s duties and tracing assets.
  • Contractual disputes between: a wine importer and South African supplier; former partners of taxi firm; a ceramic glass company and a cutting company as to use of off-cuts; a farmer and agricultural chemical company for alleged damage to crops; and building disputes.
  • Professional negligence claims including against solicitors, accountants and surveyors.
  • Defamation proceedings, most recently for an accountant wrongfully accused of having been in prison for deception offences.
  • Defence of a variety of claims brought against public sector bodies including nuisance, subsidence, employer’s liability, public liability, occupier’s liability, highways, disability discrimination, disease litigation, multi party actions, claims for contribution and indemnity.
  • Advising on Settlement Agreements.

Prior to joining Barr Ellison, Sarah was a local government officer with Lincolnshire County Council.

Landlords’ Buy to Let Hazard

Landlords’ Buy to Let Hazard

A landlord is no longer be able to serve a Section 21 Notice at the start of the tenancy requiring the tenant to leave at the end. Of even greater concern are the retaliatory [...]

We have appreciated your professional and personal qualities throughout our case, Sarah. Your legal experience, wisdom and advice have been first class; we have always felt in the very best of hands. We have greatly valued your calm and patient approach, while always being approachable and highly supportive. You have been simply excellent with us. Without you we would not have been able to achieve the settlement we now have.

Professor John & Mrs Frances Howard

Thank you for your efficiency, advice and responsiveness. This has been ideal and just what was needed. I am most grateful.

David Flynn

Thank you for your help and expertise in our probate matter. We certainly got a better resolution than I had thought possible at the beginning of the whole affair.

Adrian Roberts

All was done well; there was nothing that could have been done better (by Sarah Payne).

Peter Hart

Sarah Payne is by far the best litigation solicitor I have ever come across.

Andrew Molloy of Interfocus Limited

I would like to thank Sarah Payne for her patient and professional approach. It took away a lot of the stress knowing that my case was in more than capable hands.

Caroline Turner

Thank you so much to Sarah Payne for bringing our commercial contract case to a successful conclusion. Your advice, help and patience have been greatly appreciated throughout.

Deans Farm, Fowlmere

Thank you Sarah Payne and all your team for the help and the guidance throughout this litigation. I received more than I expected which will really help my life and business. I wish there were stronger, more meaningful words than ‘thank you’.

Debbie Horabin

I thank Sarah Payne for her no-nonsense, professional approach in recovering the monies owed. I was originally very pessimistic about the outcome.

Clive Haylock, Alliance Asbestos Services Ltd

We were very pleased with the service we received and especially impressed with the way Sarah Payne got to grips with a complicated situation and outlined it very clearly so that we knew she understood it. Money well spent! Thank you

Jane Grimes

We cannot thank you enough, Sarah. In addition to fierce efficiency, you never failed to be concise, helpful and extremely thoughtful.

Julia Mart

Thank you Sarah Payne and Seema Solanki. I was really impressed and never regretted making my initial contact. I would not hesitate to use Barr Ellison again. Thank you so much.

Julie Savill-Fell

I know it is a long time since the euphoria of winning, but I would like to thank you Sarah Payne for all of your help and patience throughout a trivial but threatening matter. Your calm demeanour helped tremendously.

Mrs P Chambers

My sincere thanks to Sarah Payne for your support and excellent advice. I am very pleased with the way you helped me resolve this dispute.

Pauline Joslin

Sarah – I have received the Grant of Probate, together with a letter of apology from The Probate Office. Thank you again for all your help and support, it was much appreciated.

Jim Stocker

We would like to thank Sarah Payne for her help in our dispute with our buyer and former conveyancing solicitors. We have learnt a lesson and will now leave all our conveyancing to Barr Ellison.

Ivan and Sue Woodhouse

I would always want Sarah Payne in my corner in any dispute. Her decisive approach was a great help at a difficult time. Sarah was also very approachable and made discussion easy. Worth every penny!

Sarah Briggs

Thank you for all your work and support on this case. I found your advice pragmatic, robust and understandable. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to others seeking litigation advice.

Tessa Corr of London

My grateful thanks for your expert help in this matter. It greatly assisted me in taking the right approach.

Gill Sayer of Hopley Plants Limited

Sarah Payne provided prompt, efficient and informed assistance throughout the convoluted procedure of gaining possession of a tenanted property. Her role was instrumental in the successful outcome.

Dr Erica Hunter