Sarah Mumford#3234

Sarah Mumford

Sarah Mumford has, consecutively, been Best Practice Partner at two commercial law firms (TLT LLP and Bevan Brittan LLP). In those roles, she was responsible for guidance, quality standards (ISO 9001 and 27001), compliance, risk, complaints, claims, practice governance and Stuff (from ‘mundane to merger’). She is a regular speaker at risk management events. Prior to moving into management, she was a commercial litigation solicitor. She has dealt with professional negligence (defendant and claimant) throughout her career but has also specialised at different times in insolvency, contentious construction law and professional conduct. Since September 2013 she has been running her own risk management consultancy for lawyers offering confidential advice, training, audit and guidance, working with firms from sole practitioner, to niche to Top 30 firms. As a consultant, she has been interim Director of Risk for varying periods, at Taylor Wessing, Addleshaw Goddard and Trowers & Hamlins.

Contributed to


Managing a residual balances project
Managing a residual balances project
Practice notes

This Practice Note looks at some of the practical issues that can arise when setting up a project to deal with your firm’s residual balances. It considers the circumstances that might trigger the need to embark on a project, how to start the project and gives some practical tips to make the project sponsor’s job easier.

Policy—acting for yourself, friends and family
Policy—acting for yourself, friends and family

This Precedent policy is intended for law firms. It covers three separate situations: (i) the firm acting for one of its partners/employees, alone or jointly with an external client (ii) acting for yourself, and (iii) giving advice to others in a personal capacity, whether or not they are friends or family.

Practice Area


  • Consulting Editorial Board
  • Contributing Author
  • Q&A Panel

Qualified Year

  • 1981


  • Badminton School, Bristol
  • University of Exeter

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