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About Sarah Richardson

Sarah is an associate in the People & Reward department in London. She advises on a broad range of employment, incentives and pensions law issues in an advisory, transactional and contentious context.

During her time at Freshfields and whilst on secondment to a major international bank, Sarah has acted on large public and private M&A transactions, assisting clients with the employee, share scheme and pension elements, including in relation to complex business transfers. In a more advisory context, Sarah has assisted clients on a range of corporate governance, incentives and employee compensation matters.






  • BPP (Government Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course) 
  • University of York, UK (LLM in International Corporate Governance and Commerial Law, distinction) 
  • University of York, UK (BA in History and Politics, first class) 

Professional memberships

  • Employment Lawyers' Association
  • SharePlan Lawyers 
  • Association of Pensions Lawyers