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"A very tenacious advocate with a very analytical mind." - Chambers UK

Year of call: 2001


Sarah is a specialist Commercial and Insurance practitioner with particular expertise in Construction and Engineering, Property Damage and Professional Negligence both in the construction and non-construction field.

Sarah has a wealth of experience in high value, technically and legally complex cases in all forums: litigation, arbitration (both domestic and international), adjudication and mediation.  Sarah is also an active TECBAR accredited adjudicator and a CEDR accredited mediator.

Sarah is recommended as a leading junior for both her construction and professional negligence work in The Legal 500 and Chambers UK. A “clear orator, who is extremely knowledgeable and approachable”, she is noted for her “tenacious” advocacy and negotiating skills (Chambers UK) and her “analytical”, “pragmatic and commercial” approach (Legal 500).

Directory Recommendations

Sarah is recommended by both Chambers UK and Legal 500 for Construction and Professional Negligence.

Noted for her ability to cut through the detail and provide easy-to-follow concise advice  (Legal 500)

The extremely diligent Sarah McCann…earns the admiration of those who instruct her, and is commended as someone who is ‘more than willing to get her hands dirty in a case. She always delivers clear, robust advice. (Chambers UK)

Bright, tenacious and decisive, shes not afraid to take a view and to take a tough stance.” (Chambers UK)


  • LLB (Law & German) – First Class
  • MCIArb
  • TECBAR Accredited Adjudicator
  • CEDR Accredited Mediatior


  • Contributor Construction All Risks Insurance, published by Sweet & Maxwell (2012 & 2016)
  • Contributor to Construction Professional Indemnity Insurance due to be published by Sweet & Maxwell in 2017
  • Contributor to Insurance Broking Practice and the Law, edited by CMS Cameron McKenna, Informa looseleaf
  • Contributor to the Practical Law Construction Blog
  • Contributor to the Practical Law Dispute Resolution Blog

Professional Associations

  • Society of Construction Lawyers
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • British Insurance Law Association
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association