Sara Mayhew

Consultant Solicitor


Sara Mayhew trained with a major Scottish law firm, Maclay Muarray and Spens, in London before leaving to take up a global in-house role for the world’s largest publicly traded oil services company, Schlumberger, where, for six years, she managed the legal aspects of its fleet of specialist marine research vessels before leaving to establish her own employment law consultancy in the UK.

Sara is a highly regarded employment law specialist with more than 10 years’ experience advising clients on HR and employment issues, both contentious and non-contentious and regularly advises on:
– disciplinary and grievance matters;
– termination of employment;
– whistleblowing;
– wages claims;
– settlement;
– share purchase/sales agreements, including due diligence;
– restructuring, including redundancy advice, and
– TUPE and consultation.

Her practice includes providing legal health checks & training, drafting employment contracts and policies (including restrictive covenants), consultancy agreements and employment policies, and also covers employment tribunal and litigation claims/responses, including unfair dismissal, disability discrimination, breach of contract, race discrimination and whistleblowing.

Services & Specialisms

Expert advice & representation in these areas

  • Employment Law for Employers

    Work with our employment solicitors to draft policies and documents, resolve settlement agreement issues, gain support in redundancy procedures, and more.

  • Employment Law for Employees

    We advise and represent employees in a range of matters, including disputes & grievances within current roles, and settlement agreements or other matters following the end of employment.

  • Employer Settlement Agreement Solicitors

    Richard Nelson LLP’s employment solicitors will act as trusted partners to your business, ensuring that Settlement Agreements are correctly negotiated and drafted, so that you can focus on your work with the peace of mind that your business is protected against claims in the Employment Tribunal.

  • Employee Settlement Agreements

    Our employment solicitors are here to help you leave your job on fair terms. We’ll help you at every possible stage of the process, from the initial offer, to the final agreement.

  • Employment Tribunal Solicitors

    Our employment solicitors will help you make sure that your claim is presented properly and that you get the best possible result from your tribunal.

  • Unfair Dismissal Solicitors

    Speak to us for help claiming compensation if you have been treated unfairly, or for support in an employment tribunal should the case progress to that stage.

  • Workplace Disciplinary

    We will help you present your case to your employer in the event of a workplace disciplinary, providing advice and support throughout the process.

  • Workplace Grievance and Complaints

    Navigate complex grievance and complaint procedures while at work with the support of our specialist employment solicitors.

  • Workplace Bullying & Harassment Lawyers

    We will help you reach a resolution if you are experiencing harassment and bullying in your workplace. Contact us to see how we can work with you.

Organisations & Accreditations


  • Employment Lawyers Association

Working as a consultant has given me the freedom and flexibility to build my own relationships with clients, has enabled me to work to my own strengths and to decide how much work I take on at any one time. In essence, it allows me to manage my work-life balance on an ongoing basis depending on what is going on in my life. Feels like a good result to me!

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