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Sarah Ferguson

Legal Director

Sarah Ferguson has over 10 years' experience of advising companies on executive remuneration and all-employee incentives, including the design, implementation and operation of share-based and cash-based plans, related trust and tax work, global implementation and transaction support.

Areas of FocusEmployment
  • English
  • College of Law, Legal Practice Course, Distinction, 2007
  • Yale University, audited graduate Classics, 2007
  • University of Cambridge, MA, 2006

    University of Cambridge, BA, Hons, 2006


  • 2019 Women in Law Awards for business
  • 2017 Business Lawyer of the Year – UK, the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards
  • Duke of Edinburgh: bronze, silver and gold awards


Currently updating LexisNexis publication on malus and clawback.


  • Speaker at the 2019 ProShare conference: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”, panel chair
  • Speaker at the 2017 ProShare conference: “The Battle for Britain: the Future of Share Plans in Brexit Britain”, panel chair

Prior Experience

  • 2014-2020, Senior Associate, Yorkshire-based boutique employee incentives law firm
  • 2012-2014, Senior Associate, London-based magic circle law firm
  • 2010-2012, Associate, London-based magic circle law firm
  • 2008-2010, Trainee, London-based magic circle law firm

Additional Qualifications

Former lecturer on the Institute of Chartered Secretaries Association Certificate in Employee Share Plans.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Share Plan Lawyers Organisation: Tax Committee
  • ProShare: Tax-Advantaged Share Schemes Focus Group
  • Trustee and Secretary of the Elvington Under Fives Playgroup