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Prompt, practical advice with a personal touch

Sarah Lidgett


It is often said that “people buy people” and Sarah embodies this approach, putting new clients at ease in what may be an unfamiliar environment and building relationships with long-standing clients. Indeed, the quirks of the construction industry can often be difficult to navigate for any party, whether at the start of a new development or if any disputes arise. A specialist in this sector, Sarah works with clients from all walks of life to cut through any confusion and decipher what is at the heart of what they want to achieve, considering pragmatic and proportionate means of accomplishing that aim.


“Effective construction team with a personal touch that provides value-added, prompt and practical advice.”

(Construction Disputes Client in The Legal 500)

“Gives constructive and practical advice and is always keen to avoid the expense and stress of litigation wherever possible.”

(Construction Disputes Client in The Legal 500)

“Provides value-added, prompt and practical advice.”

(Construction Disputes Client in The Legal 500)

Sarah has worked at Greenwoods for over 10 years, having completed her training with the firm before dual-qualifying into Construction and Property Disputes in 2016. Now with a particular focus on Construction, Sarah works for a broad cross-section of clients throughout the industry within the region, nationally and internationally.

Sarah has a firm understanding of the idiosyncrasies that are particular to this industry and enjoys working with clients to achieve their goals, whether on the contentious or non-contentious side.

Some examples of recent instructions that may be similar to your requirements:

  • Acting for innovation businesses in pulling together suites of contracts for the development and construction of new R&D facilities
  • Providing advice and support to a Real Estate client taking a lease of a building currently under construction
  • Bringing adjudication proceedings on behalf of a high-net worth individual in respect of a dispute surrounding payment and defects during a residential construction project
  • Engaging in pre-action correspondence regarding a payment/defects dispute on behalf of a local specialist sub-contractor, resulting in the parties reaching a negotiated settlement
  • Assisting the Real Estate team on a major project involving the asset purchase of over 80 properties, many of which had been recently constructed or were under construction
  • Representing a freehold owner of a high-rise building in London in a claim for defects in the Technology and Construction Court
  • Drafting construction contracts for colleges in the education sector who are expanding their residential boarding accommodation

Sarah is also passionate about the environment and heads up the firm’s Environment Committee, spreading awareness about both everyday changes and bigger policy change she would like to see around the firm, across the industry and beyond.

Outside of work, Sarah enjoys cooking and planning fun excursions for her young family.

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