Solicitor - Senior Associate
Sara joined McCormicks from a large national commercial firm having been based at their Leeds office for over 7 years.
Sara has had a varied career initially specialising in Crime before transferring her advocacy skills to Employment Law.
Sara now specialises in Employment Law and Professional Regulatory cases. Her employment work, primarily for employers, spans all aspects of the subject with particular expertise in restructuring exercises, business transfers and severance packages for senior executives. In addition she has represented many clients in complex Employment Tribunals and with the benefit of her advocacy background is able to provide a seamless service.
In relation to regulatory matters Sara has for many years acted for professionals in relation to disciplinary matters with a particular emphasis on registered pharmacists. This work is wide ranging involving aspects including Crime, attendance at Inquests and representation before professional regulators.
Sara’s approach in all her work is to provide clear, practical and cost effective advice.
What People Say...
“Well known and appreciated for dispensing quality, strategically effective advice, this team has a ‘tremendous sense of direction and clarity of execution that drives cases to an effective conclusion.’” Chambers UK
“This team impresses clients with its astute, business-focussed advice. Clients say that the group provides London-quality advice at regional rates.” Chambers UK
“This group has vast experience in handling Tribunal matters, redundancies, senior employee settlements and compromise agreements. It is well regarded in the sports sector and acts for the Premier League on all aspects of its employment policy. Sources praise the group for its ‘great breadth of knowledge, common-sense approach and high quality advice.’” Chambers UK
“This team stands out for its ‘determined and thorough approach’ to advising corporate employers and individual employees.” Chambers UK
“Peter McCormick heads a multi-disciplinary team at McCormicks, and gives ‘invaluable advice’. Clients include Harrogate International Festivals.” - Legal 500
“Geoff Rogers heads the regulatory and criminal investigations group at Harrogate-based firm McCormicks. The firm is a member of the Very High Cost Cases Panel and is instructed on general crime and fraud cases. Senior associate Sara Morgan is also of note and is instructed on professional regulatory work. Recent highlights for the team include defending individuals in cases involving sexual assault and historical sexual abuse, gangland shootings, drug conspiracy, and gross negligence manslaughter. Peter Minnikin was promoted to the partnership in August 2016 and is instructed on a range of general crime matters, including drug, violence and sexual offence cases, as well as a range of regulatory work.” - Legal 500
“Peter McCormick leads the practice at McCormicks, which is well known for its work in the football world. The team also represents legal, accountancy, and pharmacy professionals in proceedings brought by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales, and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Senior associate Sara Morgan is a member of the National Pharmacy Association’s legal panel and acted for pharmacy professionals facing allegations, including dispensing out of date drugs, breach of confidentiality, and delay in the delivery of drugs for a patient who subsequently died. McCormick holds a number of appointments, including as chairman of the legal advisory group to the Premier League and as a Director of the Football Association. Last year he continued to advise the Premier League in relation to proposals to revise the disciplinary aspects of FIFA’s Agents Regulations. Peter Minnikin was promoted to partner in 2016.” - Legal 500