Asset Recovery Americas
June 25 - 27 2024
The Dupont CircleWashington D.C.

Sarah Murray
Partner, Head of Commercial Litigation at Stevens & Bolton (UK)


Sarah is head of the commercial litigation practice as well as the firm’s international practice group and deals with a wide range of commercial disputes both in the High Court and through arbitration.

Sarah trained at a City firm and joined Stevens & Bolton in 2003. She became a partner in 2013.

Sarah focuses on fraud and asset recovery matters and has a wealth of experience in cross-border litigation and arbitration. She regularly works with lawyers and clients in other jurisdictions, either co-ordinating and leading teams of lawyers or providing support as part of a team. She leads a cross-practice team advising clients affected by fraud and is experienced in obtaining interim injunctive relief in support of asset tracing and related litigation as well as dealing with some of the regulatory aspects of fraud work.

Sarah also has a varied commercial litigation practice, providing strategic expertise and risk management advice to a wide variety of clients. Her focus is on resolving disputes quickly, effectively and commercially.

Recent highlights include:

Advising a HNW individual and liaising with the police and relevant financial institutions to recover significant sums misappropriated as part of a sophisticated APP/courier fraud.

Obtaining Norwich Pharmacal relief and advising on claims resulting from an authorised push payment fraud.

Acting for a shareholder and director of an international group of companies in relation to fraudulent misrepresentation, warranty claims and breach of directors’ duty claims against the previous owners of the group and a serving director.

Acting for an international insurer in relation to claims concerning misappropriation of funds and breaches of fiduciary duties by a broker.

Advising a victim of a sophisticated investment scam in relation to options for recovery of funds following his discovery that he had been defrauded.

Advising a family office in relation to breach of contract claims against third parties, arising out of fraud committed by a previous employee.

Advising a French bank in relation to claims against a member of the Saudi royal family and associated entities for failing to repay a loan, including instructing and working with Italian lawyers in relation to the set aside of an associated sham transaction.

Assisting a corporate client with an investigation into the conduct of a former director accused of fraud and bribery causing the client significant loss over a period in excess of 10 years. This included the instruction of forensic accountants to quantify the losses.

Sarah is a member of the International Issues Committee of the Law Society. She writes for various industry and legal publications in addition to providing comment for the national press, including The Times.

“Sarah Murray – sharp mind, with reassuring grasp of cases at an early stage. Effective use of junior staff and understanding of client motivation for litigation.” -THE LEGAL 500

Agenda Sessions

  • Jurisdiction in cross border cases (and some related risks)