Sara Bailey


Sara is the Senior Partner of the firm specialising in real estate projects.

She has over 20 years' experience in the real estate sector and has established herself as a trusted adviser to a range of private providers, local authorities and central government developers, advising them on complex public and private projects. 

Specialising in development, regeneration, PPP projects, partnerships and joint ventures, Sara, is often called upon for her expertise in providing innovative structuring advice – helping her clients to navigate and deliver complex, and often high profile, real estate projects and regeneration schemes.

Sara leads the mid-market tier 1 ranked real estate team at Trowers and is herself ranked as a notable practitioner within real estate and social housing (Chambers UK  2021).  She has also been recognised for her market-leading expertise by legal research experts, Acritas, who have designated her as an 'Acritas star'.  Market commentators describe her as "… very down to earth" with a "'no city' type attitude towards law but with city firm quality."

She is a regular speaker at high profile industry conferences and events including MIPIM and MIPIM UK and is a member of the British Property Federation Residential Committee.  She is also an Ambassador for the World Child Cancer charity, a Board Member of Open City and a member of the Care Leavers Business Council.

"Under the leadership of Sara Bailey, a PPP, joint venture, regeneration and development expert, Trowers & Hamlins LLP ‘offers the exact support that clients are looking for’. The team assists on commercial developments and investments from planning through to disposal, with particular significance placed on inward investment from the Far and Middle East, bolstered by long-established expertise in Islamic finance." 

UK Legal 500 2020

"Sara Bailey acts for local authorities, developers and housing providers on a range of matters including regeneration projects, joint venture agreements and development schemes. 'She is technically astute is very good at giving us clear advice.' 'She is very commercially minded, very accessible, insightful and knowledgeable.'"

Chambers UK 2021
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