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Sarah Gallagher

Senior Associate
New Build Real Estate
Practice areas:
Expertise includes:
  • New build purchases and new build plot sales
  • Remortgaging and transfers of equity
  • Residential leasehold or freehold purchases and sales
  • Shared ownership purchases and sales
Sarah Says:
"I pride myself on providing a high level of service to each of my clients, applying specialist technical knowledge to each case but also remaining approachable and prioritising each client’s individual needs. I maintain a risk adverse but commercially sensitive approach and always make myself available for any queries that my clients might need answered."

Meet Sarah

I joined Lawrence Stephens in 2023, with nearly a decade's prior experience working in the New Build Real Estate market.

My primary client base is formed of purchasers of both Leasehold and Freehold New Build properties, inside and outside of the Greater London area and Developers selling plots at a variety of developments. Whilst my specialism is largely New Build work, I also act for those selling and purchasing residential properties of all varieties, including shared ownership, HNW and UHNW.

I have acted as the recommended Solicitor on several developments constructed by National housing developers of a household name, ensuring an efficient service whilst also ensuring that my client’s needs were prioritised throughout. More recently, I acted on a prime Manchester development, whereby I personally dealt with the exchange of over 200 plots within a 4 month period.  

I have been recognised within the New Build market as providing an efficient, structured and detailed service to my clients, with previous clients describing me as “dealing with the whole process with a professionalism, speed and warmth that all solicitors should aspire to”.

In my spare time,  I enjoy cooking (and, of course, the resultant eating). I also try to go out running at least 2 or 3 times a week, although the arrival of my son late last year has meant that most of the running that I do currently is after him.

Experience highlights 

  • Acted for a prominent international ultra-high net worth client purchasing at the Battersea Power Station Development for over £4m
  • Acted for clients purchasing through an assignment, where instructed both before and after notice to complete had been served
  • Acted for a high-net-worth client purchasing 10 units at a development for a collective price of over £8m