Sarah Ellington#6404

Sarah Ellington

Solicitor, DLA Piper
Sarah has over ten years’ experience in cross-border disputes and crisis management for multinational corporations, as well as governments, governmental agencies and international organisations.
Sarah also advises clients on risk management and governance issues associated with the developing sustainability and ESG (environmental, social and governance) agenda, including emerging regulatory and "soft" law standards.
Sarah has led teams of lawyers in complex multi-jurisdiction litigation and arbitration, including high-profile group litigation and parent company liability claims. Sarah obtained anti-suit injunctions against foreign proceedings and used the English court's wide-ranging civil powers to obtain third party disclosure and gagging orders and world-wide freezing injunctions. Sarah has also obtained refreshed judgments from the English court to aid in international enforcement. Sarah has particular experience with transformation and outsourcing projects, dealing with times of crisis and bringing difficult relationships back on track.
Sarah has experience in a number of industry sectors, with a focus on consumer goods, food and retail, technology and telecoms, and renewables, energy and natural resources. Sarah works with clients and colleagues across the globe.
Sarah is commended in Chambers Global 2020 for her "experience in mediation and commercial disputes" which describes her as "very good at explaining and joining up the dots to help clients see the bigger picture". Clients have noted "so much admiration for her unflappability". (Chambers Global 2020)

Practice Area


  • Case Analysis Panel

Qualified Year

  • 2008


  • Arbitration ICT Club
  • Society for Computers and Law
  • Tech London Advocates
  • Women in Technology and Telecoms
  • Young International Arbitration Group
  • Young ICC
  • Fraud Women's Network


  • Legal Practice Course (Distinction) (2006)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction) (2005)
  • BA (Hons) History-Spanish (First) (2004)


  • College of Law, Chester (2004–2006)
  • University of Leeds (2000–2004)

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