Sarah Lawrence is a UK qualified employment lawyer practising in our Dubai office.
Sarah is described by clients as “an exceptional lawyer” (Chambers & Partners Global) and “a trusted business advisor to her clients – she is particularly responsive and gives crisp advice,” (The Legal 500). Sarah advises multinational and regional clients (including across the GCC and the wider Middle East) on all aspects of labour law and employment and immigration issues both onshore and within the region's free zones, including the Dubai International Financial Centre. Sarah has particular experience of handling complex workplace harassment issues and investigations, advising on senior executive appointments and terminations, dealing with immigration matters for the recruitment and termination of employees, dealing with the labour law and employee relations aspects of corporate transactions, handling labour claims across the region and dealing with outsourcing and restructuring projects and cross border employment issues.
Sarah has been based in Dubai since 2013, advising both multinational and domestic clients on a full spectrum of employment law issues. Her expertise in cross-border issues, outsourcing and restructuring means she is a highly sought after practitioner and has extensive experience advising clients across a range of sectors, including technology, leisure and hospitality, media, finance, aerospace, defence and security, and real estate.