Partner at ISOLAS, Sarah’s practice is primarily focused on property and private client work. Sarah acted for Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar in the drafting of the Fair Trading Act and the legal framework required for the establishment of an Office of Fair Trading in Gibraltar.
She also acted for Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar in the drafting of the Lasting Powers of Attorney & Capacity Act 2018, which is new to Gibraltar and allows a person making an LPA (the donor) to give another person (the donee) the authority to act for them, even if they lose their mental capacity. Sarah has presented various breakfast briefings and workshops on the new legislation since it came into force.
Sarah frequently speaks at events and conferences across the world on the movement of High Net Worth Individuals from a Gibraltar perspective.
Her real estate work involves assisting and advising clients on the sale and purchase of property in Gibraltar (conveyancing) – both residential and commercial.
Her role includes the drafting and negotiation of residential and commercial leases; acting for developers; reviewing and approving assignments on behalf of various management companies and lessors in Gibraltar, including developments such as Kings Wharf, Atlantic Suites, Eurotowers, and Cornwall’s Centre; and acting for banks and building societies in relation to facility letters, mortgages, financing and security over premises in Gibraltar on a variety of developments. She also acts for purchasers on off-plan projects.
Her Private Client work includes residency advice and immigration matters, specialist tax statuses and options available to High Net Worth Individuals such as Category 2 status and High Executive Possessing Specialist Skills, as well as ancillary estate planning issues such as Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.
Memberships & Background
- The Gibraltar Bar Council
2020: Partner, ISOLAS LLP
2019: Managing Associate, ISOLAS LLP
2016: Senior Associate, ISOLAS LLP
2012: Associate, ISOLAS LLP
2010-2012: Associate, Triay & Triay
2010: Admitted as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court of Gibraltar
2010: Admitted as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court of England and Wales
2008–2010: Training Contract, Triay & Triay