Sarah Hall


Sarah has been advising clients on all aspects of employment law for over 20 years.

Sarah Hall
Specialises in:
Employment Law & HR
Newcastle office
0191 227 6730

Sarah has been advising clients on all aspects of employment law for over 20 years and is well known for her pragmatic approach, ensuring that her advice and support meets her clients’ values and objectives.

Sarah acts almost exclusively for employers across a variety of sectors. She works closely with directors and HR managers providing strategic support and practical advice on all HR matters. She acts as a trusted adviser for many clients who contact her on a weekly basis for proactive advice.

Sarah provides tailored in-house training for clients to support managers and to minimise the risk of Tribunal claims.

She also leads the team’s HR corporate support work in relation to commercial projects and transactions.


  • Extensive experience of advising clients on day-to-day HR matters, such as disciplinaries and grievances, and more complex employment issues, such as TUPE, whistleblowing, discrimination, employee & industrial relations, restructuring and restrictive covenants.
  • Significant experience of senior executive disputes and successfully negotiating high-value settlements.
  • Regularly providing tailored in-house training sessions and workshops to managers and presenting seminars and webinars to clients on a variety of employment topics.
  • Representing clients in Employment Tribunals and, where appropriate, resolving disputes pragmatically at an early stage.
  • Preparing employment contracts, policies & procedures, bonus and commission schemes.

Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 1999.

Sarah Hall provided excellent employment advice and was always prompt with her responses. Her advice was always pragmatic with commercial considerations in mind. Highly recommended.


I am an MD of a growing company and we have been very keen to tighten up our contracting arrangements to ensure compliance. Sarah was recommended to us to assist. She is clearly very knowledgeable in her field and has provided us with a professional and consultative service to arrive at a product which matches our requirements. A good customer experience.


The shock of being made redundant was lightened by the help and support received by Sarah.
Calmed the situation and gave good advice, helping me reach an acceptable settlement agreement.


I have worked with H&K for a while now, every query is dealt with quickly. I feel very reassured having Sarah Hall and the team at the end of the phone.


Thank you for your excellent support on many occasions. Your down to earth but professional approach, in your advice and at seminars, has really influenced my style, confidence and skill development.


Sarah Hall is highly recommendable and highly knowledgeable however her main strength is her approachability. As a client you don't worry about asking obvious questions, you feel able to ask all questions to enable the company to explore all options and share transparently the issues you are dealing with. Sarah actively listens and provides information in a form which is easier to implement and understand and disseminate to others, upskilling the knowledge of the HR department and directors as a result.


Sarah Hall has taken the time to understand our business and has that in mind when delivering advice. She has sound knowledge of employment law and offers guidance and alternatives.

Client via Legal 500

Sarah Hall has given me some excellent support over the last few months. She is extremely approachable and very knowledgeable, not only legally but also applying that knowledge to commercial business decisions.


Sarah Hall is 'always quick to respond, and gives guidance and clarity to complex problems', according to clients. She is noted for her expertise in providing employment support for disposals, acquisitions and TUPE transfers.

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‘Hay & Kilner’ and ‘Hay & Kilner Law Firm’ are both trading names of Hay & Kilner LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales with registered number OC418767. Our registered office is at The Lumen, St James' Boulevard, Newcastle Helix, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5BZ and we are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (Authorisation number 643191). We use the word ‘partner’ to refer to a member of Hay & Kilner LLP. A list of the members is available at our registered office.