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Sarah McWhinney

Sarah McWhinneyManaging Associate

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I am a Managing Associate in the Employment, Immigration & Reward division.

My practice has a particular focus on the financial and professional service sectors. I advise both companies and individuals on a wide range of employment law issues, including senior level disputes and exits, contractual rights and post termination restrictions, complex disciplinary and grievance issues, redundancies and data protection matters.
I have particular expertise in contentious matters, including both Employment Tribunal and High Court litigation, with a focus on high-value whistleblowing and sex, maternity and race discrimination claims.


Examples of my work include:

  • Employment Tribunal litigation – advising both employers and employees on complex, high value equal pay, whistleblowing and discrimination claims
  • High Court litigation – advising both employers and employees on issues arising from breach of post-termination restrictions and misuse of confidential information
  • negotiating terms and conditions of employment (including bonus arrangements) for incoming senior executives
  • advising on data protection matters, in particular the use of data subject access requests in litigation

Awards and recognition

  • Legal 500 2021 (Employment: Senior Executive) - Sarah McWhinney is building a strong senior executives practice
  • Legal 500 2021 (Employment: Senior Executives) - Rising Star
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