New Lawyer Joins Fox Whitfield

SR New Lawyer Joins Fox Whitfield Fox Whitfield continues to grow and expand as Sarah Russell, employment lawyer joins the firm from Slater & Gordon.

Sarah qualified as a solicitor four years ago, and previously worked in-house for a FTSE 100 PLC.  Sarah’s recent experience has been predominantly representing employees.  She says that “for most people, seeking legal advice is the last resort in a stressful situation” and that  after their first meeting her clients frequently report feeling “much better”.  Sarah is transparent about costs and offers fixed fees where appropriate.

To accommodate her clients appointments are available in the evening and at weekends, as well as during office hours.

All sorts of people have instructed Sarah, including CEOs, company directors, doctors, engineers, HR and IT professionals, and sales staff.  She regularly negotiates on behalf of senior executives who want a “controlled exit” from their employment, and appreciates the importance of securing the client’s reputation, as well as getting an excellent financial package.

Sarah is passionate about helping those who have suffered unfair dismissal and/or discrimination.  She has enabled many disabled clients to obtain adjustments at work.  Sarah often assists working mothers whose flexible working requests have been declined, or who are being made redundant or mistreated on their return from maternity leave.  She recently negotiated a six-figure settlement for a senior employee at a big four accountancy firm who had suffered maternity discrimination.

Fox Whitfield quickly established a strong reputation for providing practical and honest advice at a cost effective price. They seek to resolve issues by working with clients and their individual situations rather than simply advising on the legal position. As a result, many clients moved to Fox Whitfield after finding their proactive and open approach a refreshing change.

Paul Whitfield explains “Rather than operating as a conventional law firm Fox Whitfield works in a modern and innovative way. Current technology means our lawyers work efficiently from satellite offices rather than being permanently based in one central office. Much of the physical infrastructure traditionally required by a law firm is no longer needed and the reduced office space and administration enables us to pass considerable savings on to clients without compromising on the quality of advice given.”

Sarah can be contacted on

Mob: 07985 106 233

Tel:  0161 2581338