Sarah Jane Brostoff

Sarah Jane handles both contentious and non-contentious Employment matters, advising employers, senior executives and partners. Her practice encompasses a broad spectrum of HR advisory work, from recruitment to negotiating exits, enforcing contractual terms, confidentiality and restrictive covenants, redundancies, TUPE, whistleblowing, worker status and discrimination. She represents clients in employment disputes in both the Employment Tribunal and the High Court. She also advises on the employment aspects of national and international mergers, acquisitions and business transfers. Sarah Jane also regularly provides client training on employment law issues. Her clients, many of whom she has worked with for many years, include multinational businesses, SMEs, family offices, not-for-profit organisations, orchestras, entrepreneurs and senior executives. Before joining Temple Bright in 2021, Sarah Jane trained and qualified at Allen & Overy in the City and spent 20 years at Charles Russell Speechlys, 11 of those as a partner, before joining niche employment practice Signet Partners.


Relevant experience at Temple Bright and previous firms includes:

  • Acting for an insurance broker to secure a High Court injunction preventing two former employees breaching their post termination restrictive covenants.
  • Advising the board of a property investment fund on parting company with a co-founder director and shareholder.
  • Advising a listed PLC on the dismissal of its CEO.
  • Successfully defending a claim of race discrimination brought against a boutique hotel group.
  • Advising a limited liability partnership, operating in the financial services sector, on the expulsion of one of its members.
  • Advising an organisation in the arts sector (with public funding) on a complex grievance investigation into allegations of sex and age discrimination made by one member of the senior leadership team against another.
  • Successfully defending a claim of indirect sex discrimination, arising out of a request for flexible working hours, brought against a consumer organisation.
  • Advising a senior individual on high profile team move in the insurance sector.
  • Advising a charity on the employment status of its casual workforce.