Sarah McCann
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Sarah is an accredited TECBAR adjudicator who has acted as an adjudicator in a number of different types of dispute, including those involving interim and final payment disputes, defects, termination and other alleged repudiatory breaches of contract.  For a copy of Sarah’s terms and conditions to act as an Adjudicator on your dispute please contact the Practice Management Team.


Basic French and German

Professional associations

  • Society of Construction Lawyers
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • British Insurance Law Association
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association (committee member)
  • ArbitralWomen


  • Contributor to Construction All Risks Insurance  published by Sweet & Maxwell (2012 & 2016)
  • Contributor to Construction Professional indemnity Insurance published by Sweet & Maxwell (2018)
  • Contributor to and on the editing panel for Insurance Broking Practice and the Law, edited by CMS Cameron McKenna, Informa looseleaf
  • Contributor to Atkins Court Forms on Insolvency and Bankruptcy


  • LLB (Law & German) – First Class
  • MCIArb
  • TECBAR Accredited Adjudicator
  • CEDR Accredited Mediator
  • ADR ODR Accredited Mediator

Directory recommendations

Sarah is recommended by both Chambers UK and Chambers Global and also the Legal 500 for Construction and Professional Negligence and in the Legal 500 for Commercial Litigation and Insurance.  She is also recommended for Construction and Professional Negligence in Who’s Who Legal.

An excellent junior. She is robust and incisive.” (Legal 500)

Extremely knowledgeable and able to analyse the issues from the viewpoint of all parties, which enables her to provide sound and solid advice.” (Legal 500)

Sarah is extremely knowledgeable about all areas of construction law and is able to analyse the issues from the views of all parties.” (Legal 500)

A good personal manner, and a great all-round knowledge of the law and ability to apply different areas of law to sets of facts.” (Legal 500)

A very able junior” who is “careful and accurate, and very good at responding promptly to queries.” (Chambers UK)

She is quick to respond, always available and knows the law better than anyone else. I can’t sing her praises high enough.” (Chambers Global)

Enormously hardworking and utterly reliable” (Legal 500)

“Can distil really complex matters involving heavy documentation down to the essence of the case.” (Chambers UK)

A great team player, able to stand toe-to-toe with QCs but also take on board the thoughts of all” (Legal 500)

Very able and extremely knowledgeable” (Legal 500)

A no-nonsense approach.” (Chambers UK)

“Dynamic advocacy and an all-hands-on-deck approach.” (Legal 500)

“Very able.” (Legal 500)

“Impressive in fire-related property damage cases; she regularly appears in the TCC.” (Legal 500)

“Bright, tenacious and decisive, she’s not afraid to take a view and to take a tough stance.” (Chambers UK)

Academically gifted and good at being able to simply the most complicated scenario.” (Chambers UK)

Determined, results driven and a joy to work with.” (Legal 500)

A very tenacious advocate with a very analytical mind.” (Chambers UK)

“Consistently brilliant, extremely pragmatic and commercial.” (Legal 500)

“She filtered through all the information to produce a great response that pulled everything together.” (Chambers UK)

“Fastidious in her preparation and extremely generous with her time.” (Chambers UK)

Who’s Who Legal – Construction Junior