Sarah Ellington has over ten years’ experience resolving disputes using both formal and informal mechanisms for governments, governmental agencies and international organizations, as well as multinational corporations. Sarah works with clients and colleagues across the globe, in particular Africa and the Middle East. She also advise clients across a number of sectors on risk management and governance issues associated with the developing business and human rights agenda, including emerging regulatory and "soft" law standards.

Sarah has experience in a number of industry sectors, with a focus on technology and telecoms, and renewables. She has obtained anti-suit injunctions against foreign proceedings, and used the English court's wide-ranging civil powers to obtain third party disclosure and gagging orders and world-wide freezing injunctions. She has lead teams of lawyers and experts to resolve large and complex multi-jurisdiction litigation and arbitration, often working to digest large amounts of evidence within tight deadlines. She has obtained refreshed judgments from the English court to aid in international enforcement.

Sarah leads the UK activities of DLA Piper’s award winning Leadership Alliance for Women, and also sit on the committee for DLA Piper's What In-House Lawyers Need Future Legal Leaders Initiative, giving those working their way up the career ladder the skills and networking opportunities to thrive.