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Sarah Willshire

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Senior Associate and Head of Banking, Sarah Willshire joined Burnetts in March 2017 and leads the firm’s Banking Team, based in Newcastle.

An Oxford graduate, Sarah qualified as a solicitor in September 2006 and has over a decade’s experience in Banking and Commercial Property having worked at both Bond Dickinson and Watson Burton in Newcastle.

Sarah acts for many high street banks and building societies, working on highly technical matters such as large investment portfolios, development deals and matters involving overseas borrowers.

Sarah has a very practical, hands on role. She provides advice to lenders on security documents needed to protect their position, then sees the transaction through from initial instruction to draw down of funds.

Sarah is our construction expert and regularly reviews building contracts and advises on collateral warranties for development deals.

Outside of work, Sarah is a mum to two young children and her spare time is mostly filled with birthday parties and trips to the soft play area. She is a member of a local gym and swims with her family every weekend.”