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Sarah Moore

Sarah’s practice focuses primarily on product liability and environmental litigation, essentially involving personal injury group actions.

Expertise

Sarah commenced her career at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer where she trained in both their London and Paris offices. Most recently, she practiced as an associate solicitor at Leigh Day in London, where she was involved in high profile litigation against British corporations concerning a range of product liability and environmental issues. Her cases have involved defective medical devices, pharmaceuticals and mass torts-often committed overseas by UK multinationals.

She joins Hausfeld as a partner to expand our human rights and environmental disputes practice, with her broad range of experience also complimenting our group actions and consumer claims work.  

Clients

Throughout her 14 years in the legal industry, her clients mainly consist of charities and large groups of individuals due to the nature of her practice.

Practice Areas

Product Liability

Prior to joining Hausfeld, Sarah was a member of the legal teams which:

  • Acted on behalf of a group of UK based individuals with Thalidomide related injuries excluded from the Thalidomide Trust.
  • Acted on behalf of 300 UK based individuals vs medical device company Depuy International Limited (a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson) (action brought under the CPA 1987).
  • Represented a growing group of women implanted with prosthetic breast implants who have developed a specific form of breast cancer (known as BIA-ALCL) causally linked to their breast implants.
  • Represented charities working with families affected by Foetal Valproate Syndrome (FVS) who are campaigning for compensation and/or a Public Inquiry to be recommended by Baroness Cumberlege in the ongoing IMMDS Review.
  • Worked with the Vaccine Victims’ Support Group (VVSG) to seek reform of the Vaccine Damage Payment Act and/or fuller compensation for those injured as a result of DTP vaccination pre 2003.

Human Rights and Envionmental Disputes

Sarah’s most notable environmental disputes work includes:

  • Acted on behalf of 52 Colombian campesinos vs BP (environmental damage case- brought in common law negligence).
  • Acted on behalf of 30,000 citizens of the West African city of Abidjan vs oil refining company Trafigura (environmental damage/personal injury action – brought in common law negligence).

What Others Say

Chambers UK

Sarah Moore shows particular strength advising at the intersection between the legal and scientific, and is therefore well equipped to handle claims relating to defective medical products. "She is very good with experts and has very good technical and clinical knowledge." "She can really grapple with difficult science-based questions. She's a stand out person on that front." -Product Liability: Mainly Claimant - UK-wide, Chambers UK 2021

Sarah was listed as an ‘Associate to Watch’: “Sarah Moore shows particular strength advising at the intersection between the legal and scientific, and is therefore well equipped to handle claims relating to defective medical products.”
One source enthuses: "She has one of the best brains for science in her sector. She can get to grips with really complicated scientific issues that a lot of people struggle with. She's a brilliant researcher."  - 2020

Sarah was listed as an ‘Associate to Watch’: “Sarah Moore is a developing force in the market who has been involved in significant litigation involving medical device defects.”
One client reports: "She's very bright and very good at getting on top of some of the complex detail and literature. She has a very good analytical brain." - 2019

Legal 500 UK

‘Sarah Moore is incredibly analytical and clear in her approaches to issues. Claimant are lucky to have her in support.’
'Sarah Moore is also very talented with an impressive work ethic and a determination to get the best results for her clients.’ – Product Liability: Claimant 2021 (ranked at a previous firm)

Sarah was recognised as a ‘Rising Star’. – Product Liability: Claimant 2019 and 2021

Sarah Moore has successfully represented clients seeking compensation for historic thalidomide injuries and has played a key role in the DePuy Pinnacle Metal on Metal Hip Group Litigation. – Product Liability: Claimant 2018

Sarah was noted as ‘outstandingly bright and phenomenally hardworking’. – Product Liability: Claimant 2017

Education

Legal Practice Course, College of Law
Common Professional Examination, College of Law
LLM International Law with International Relations, Lancaster University
History Degree, Cambridge University

Bar Admissions

Solicitor, England and Wales, 2006

Affiliations & Memberships

In 2004, Sarah spent 3 months undertaking voluntary work with anti-death penalty charity Reprieve in New Orleans, United States.

News & Press

Sarah has commented on a range of cases in the media and has worked with journalists at the Guardian, The Daily Mail, Sunday Express and producers at the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

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