Partner, Head of Business and Residential Property Teams
Sarah joined the firm as a partner in 2007 having spent six years at London City Law Firms Allen & Overy LLP and US firm Gibson, Dunn LLP before moving to a Wiltshire practice in 2002.
Sarah deals with all aspects of commercial property work including development, finance, options, joint ventures, landlord & tenant, acquisitions and disposals.
Sarah also heads up the Business Property Team at Stone King LLP and deals with work for owner managed businesses looking after their transactional work and general property interests including mainstream commercial property, diversified farm work and high end residential property.
Sarah has particular expertise in licensed property transactions including public houses, petroleum filling stations and leisure industry facilities particularly at airport sites. Sarah is a transactional lawyer who also has experience in care homes, hospital facilities, equestrian establishments and stud farms. Sarah and her team also carry out a lot of farm/country house and high end residential work for owner managers of businesses and their wider families with both a town and country perspective.
"Our sale was not straight forward and yet throughout the process Stone King gave practical and helpful advice and worked so well with our selling agents which was an important part of the process. I think what impressed me most was the attention to detail and the speed with which queries were answered. I felt confident that my side would never be holding up the exchange and completion. We felt really well looked after."
P Chadwyck Healey
"I wanted to write formally to let you know how pleased I was to be working alongside your colleague Sarah Lane when trying to understand the details of the complicated conveyance in which I found myself during the purchase of Barton Court Farm. Her professionalism and wonderful attention to detail was exceptional and her ability to achieve results in ever trying circumstances, admirable."
Sir Terence Conran
"Qdos Homes has worked with Sarah Lane and her Commercial Property Team for the last sixteen years on a wide range of transactions with varying complexities. A great partnership has been formed over the years and has aided our business to strengthen from the advice received and transactions concluded. The team has always been thoroughly professional, whilst friendly in their approach to our legal matters, providing excellent expertise, knowledge and commercial acumen. The advice given is always robust, accurate and dealt with promptly when required."
Qdos Homes Ltd
"Working with Stone King is a real pleasure. What I want most from legal advisers is clarity, pace and results. I have had nothing short of this in my time working with Sarah Lane and her team. There is a great sense of Stone King being part of the virtual team at Wadworth which is really important. I am hugely grateful for the ongoing professional guidance and strength of delivery by the Stone King team."
Wadworth & Co Ltd
"Our house purchase came with a few complexities and we were really pleased with the advice and service that we got from Sarah and her team. I am a lawyer myself (and I suspect a demanding client) and I particularly appreciated being able to discuss legal issues and structural changes with someone that I respected professionally. I would recommend Sarah without hesitation. "