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Sarah has been a real estate lawyer in the City of London for over 20 years and acts for investors and developers, landlords and tenants across the full property life cycle – acquiring, developing, selling and occupying commercial and development properties. She has particular expertise handling significant investment transactions and advising professional service firms, corporates, charities and retail occupiers on their property strategies.
- Acting for an investment fund on multiple acquisitions and disposals of sites for redevelopment, totalling in excess of £50m pre-planning.
- Dealing with several high profile HQ relocations (many in excess of 100,000 sq ft) to iconic and award-winning developments such as The Leadenhall Building, The Angel Building, Carmelite House, Procession House and Nova South.
- Acting for a publishing group on the acquisition of a lease and development of a 250,000 sq ft distribution centre with state of the art distribution and logistics technology.
- Acting for various religious and education bodies in relation to their diverse property portfolios.
- Acting for The Francis Crick Institute on the £multi-million acquisition of land in central London for development of the world’s leading medical research centre.
Sarah joined Wedlake Bell in September 2018 having previously headed the Corporate Real Estate team at RPC, where she was a partner for 11 years.
Sarah started her career with RPC, qualifying into the Real Estate team in 1998. She had 5 years at Addleshaw Goddard’s London office between 2002 and 2007 before being invited back to RPC as a partner.
Sarah has a degree in Law from King’s College, London. She also completed the Legal Practice Course with distinction at the College of Law, Guildford.
Sarah is a Non-Executive Director of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing.
"Sarah Blunn is excellent - she is always on top of the work and advises us appropriately. She has a very commercial and practical outlook."
— Chambers UK, 2021
"Described as "personable and pragmatic"."
— Legal 500