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Sarah FurnessPartner

Sarah Furness

Sarah is a Partner with over 15 years’ employment law experience. She has an extensive bank of clients and is known for her ‘practical’ approach and ‘forthright’ attitude.

Sarah provides advice to employer clients on a range of matters including tribunal claims, employment documentation, redundancies / restructures, discrimination and dismissals. She also assists our corporate team, advising in respect of business acquisitions and disposals. She is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

Sarah is recommended in The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, both independently researched guides to the legal profession.

Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 2006.

What others say about Sarah

In respect of employment law / HR guidance:

 “Sarah has done a really great job on the support front. Having a steady pair of hands in the background keeping you on track is a great help.”

“I would like to thank you again for your excellent work and professionalism in bringing the matter to a successful conclusion. The matter did indeed unfold as you predicted, it is such a positive step for our company and we can now move forward.”

In respect of TUPE / pre-pack purchase/redundancy process:

“Sarah has been a fantastic support and has really helped me through a difficult process.”

In respect of threatened injunction proceedings:

“Excellent – I would not like to get on the wrong side of you!!!! Many thanks for dealing with this matter so promptly and efficiently.”

In respect of an Employment Tribunal claim:

“Very good communication. Sarah is knowledgeable and confident. All promises delivered.”

“I couldn’t have asked for more. Sarah is very understanding and extremely helpful – I was kept well informed”.


  • "Thank you for all your support. I have always felt comfortable with how you have handled everything and the proactive manner in which you communicated with us was ideal."

    - Client of Sarah Furness

  • "Sarah always asks what we want to achieve and get out of it, which is great. She takes the time to understand where we are coming from and will challenge us on what we are doing to ensure she gives us the best advice. I don’t think she can improve because she ticks every box."

    - Client of Sarah Furness

  • "Thank you for your support over the past few years, without which we would have struggled to handle some of the difficult situations we found ourselves in, particularly the Employment Tribunals, which we navigated successfully with your help."

    - Client of Sarah Furness

  • "It’s been an absolute pleasure to deal with the commercial department at Hay & Kilner. The combination of professionalism and expertise, coupled with a sense of humour, is not one I’ve come across often in my career, and it’s very much a breath of fresh air when encountered."

    - Client of Sarah Furness

  • "Sarah Furness provides excellent, no-nonsense employment advice." "Sarah told us the possible outcomes and the strength of the case, and she shared all the details in an open and amicable style. I can't speak any more highly of her." "Sarah Furness delivers advice on a range of employment matters. Clients say that she responds quickly, gets straight to the point and keeps you focused and guided as to what the issue is and where it's heading." "Sarah Furness is an extremely approachable solicitor who will always listen to clients and inform them of how to apply the law to any given situation."

    - Chambers & Partners

  • "Sarah was absolutely brilliant. Every step was dealt with great skill and professionalism. The communication between us was excellent. I understood what was happening and why throughout the process. I would highly recommend Hay & Kilner to anyone. I will be back if I require any further legal advice or assistance."

    - Client of Sarah Furness