Sara Partington


Sara Partington


Tel: 020 7382 0719


Sara advises on the avoidance and resolution of banking and commercial disputes,  by litigation, arbitration or ADR.  She is a non-practising Solicitor-Advocate. Her practice focuses on financial, corporate, insolvency and employment-related disputes and she is experienced in pursuing and opposing applications for injunctive relief to preserve assets and to search for and seize evidence.

Reported cases include:

* Amoena (UK) Ltd v Trulife Ltd – ChD 25/5/1995 – defence in claim of unregistered design right infringement
* In the matter of Rafidain Bank – ChD 22/3/2000 – High Court-ordered provisional liquidation of Iraqi bank
* In re Howglen Ltd [2001] 1 All ER 376; [2001] 2 BCLC 695; The Times, April 21 2000 – acting for successful clearing bank in responding to an application for production of documents under the Bankers’ Books Evidence Act 1879
* Shamil Bank of Bahrain EC v Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd and Others [2003] EWHC 2118 (Comm); [2004] EWCA Civ 19 – the leading case on jurisdiction/choice of law in the context of Islamic banking; Sara appeared as junior Counsel before the Commercial Court and Court of Appeal, led by Brian Doctor QC
* Demco Investments & Commercial SA & ORS v SE Banken Forsakring Holding Aktienbolag [2005] EWHC 1398 (Comm) – £50million occupational pension scheme arbitration
* Sales v Stromberg [2005] EWHC 1624, [2006] FSR 7 – successful claim for infringement of client unregistered design right
* R (British Waterways) v The First Secretary of State [2006] EWHC 1019 (Admin); [2006] New Property Cases 60 – judicial review of business rates legislation
* Lewis Day Transport PLC sub nom Gard Financial Services Ltd v Lewis & Ors [2012] – unfair prejudice petition presented by a minority shareholder

Sara read English law and French law at the Universities of Birmingham and Limoges.  She trained at Allen & Overy and subsequently spent 7 years at Norton Rose.


Sara is widely published in legal journals on many areas of law and practice and contributes regular briefing updates for clients and articles for industry publications such as Credit Today, the Journal of Business Law, Practical Law, the New Law Journal and Solicitors’ Journal.                      

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