Sarah Buckingham

Senior Associate

Sarah is an senior associate in the Real Estate team

Sarah is an Associate in the real estate team with a focus on construction. She specialises in non-contentious work for the construction and engineering sectors. She advises institutional investors, developers (commercial and residential), universities and major retailers. She also advises contractors, specialist sub-contractors and consultants. Sarah undertakes a wide variety of contract work for clients – drafting and negotiating standard and bespoke forms of contracts such as building contracts, professional appointments, development agreements, security documents and associated transaction documents.





Advising an employer on the procurement route and construction aspects for a £70m refinancing in connection with the major refurbishment of commercial premises, including drafting and negotiating the main building contract, professional appointments and associated documentation. Providing on-going advice in connection with the sale of the property including all construction related due diligence.

Advising a funder in connection with financing the refurbishment of two large industrial sites in northern England (£17.5m), reviewing the building contracts, professional appointments, warranties and agreements for lease and providing a detailed report for the funder.

Advising a contractor in connection with the refurbishment and redevelopment of a property to provide 10 luxury apartments and the refurbishment of internal and common areas. Also advising on payment security matters including drafting and negotiating an escrow agreement.

England and Wales, 2002

“Third Party Agreements – a Contractor’s Perspective” (2018)

“Unexpected, unforeseen, unaware? – Site Conditions” (2017)

“Guaranteeing Company Obligations – Personal Guarantees” (2016)

Society of Construction Law



  • English




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