Sarah Barker

Head of Art & Fashion Groups,

Sarah is Partner in Lee & Thompson’s Corporate & Commercial Department and heads up the firm’s dedicated Art and Fashion Groups.

A general corporate and commercial practitioner with a specialism in the art, fashion and wider creative industries, Sarah joined Lee & Thompson in October 2017 after the firm acquired her boutique practice, Montgomery Barker.

Sarah founded Montgomery Barker following a career in corporate law at international law firm Herbert Smith, and studying at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

With a client base comprising both private individuals and corporates, Sarah has considerable experience in all aspects of corporate and commercial law, including M&A, joint ventures, private equity, and venture capital, across a wide variety of transactions in terms of size and sector.  She acts for various HNWIs and UHNWIs – including artists, collectors and retail entrepreneurs; and a range of corporates from SMEs to PLCs – including art dealerships, auction houses, fashion and beauty businesses, tech companies, advertisers and events businesses.

Sarah has lectured at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, and she is a member of PAIAM (Professional Advisors to the International Art Market) and AWITA (the Association of Women in the Arts).  Sarah is the former Chairman of the Royal Academy Schools’ Patrons Committee, and she is a Governor of St Paul’s School in Barnes, London.

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