Prior to becoming a solicitor, Sarah spent 9 years in industry working as a contracts manager for an electrical contractor. During this time, Sarah qualified and worked as a CAD engineer. Sarah is now a Senior Associate in the construction and engineering team at global law firm Gowling WLG (UK) LLP.
Sarah specialises in transactional construction law, with a particular focus on projects incorporating digital construction. Sarah has advised numerous clients with regard to all aspects of incorporating BIM within contracts and appointments and has drafted various bespoke BIM documents.
Sarah was co-author of the recently published Winfield Rock Report which carried out an extensive review of the legal side of BIM. The report’s findings have influenced the revised CIC BIM Protocol.
As well as contributing to the BIM clauses in the CIOB Complex Projects Contract (now termed the Time and Cost Management Contract), Sarah has written extensively on BIM for various publications including a chapter published in the ‘Construction Manager’s BIM Handbook’, and has spoken at various conferences nationwide. Sarah was awarded the ICES Publishing Prize for 2017 for her article ‘Trant v Mott MacDonald: BIM in court’.
Sarah is the co-chair of the London BIM Region, is vice chair of BIM 4 Legal and is an active member of Women in BIM.