Sara Devennie

Associate Solicitor


T: 0191 2111507

Sara is an Associate Solicitor in our Employment Team. She is originally from the north west, but moved to Newcastle in 1998 to take up her training contract at Dickinson Dees. Once qualified, she decided to stay in the north east.

Sara has specialised in Employment Law since qualification and joined Short Richardson & Forth at the beginning of 2022.


Sara advises on all areas of Employment Law including Settlement Agreements, contracts of employment, discrimination issues, redundancy, unfair dismissal, maternity and paternity rights, flexible working, restrictive covenants, and disciplinary and grievance procedures. She advises both employers and employees and is therefore able to give balanced and practical advice to all clients.


Sara is a member of the Law Society, Employment Lawyers Association, Employment Tribunal Users Group, Newcastle Law Society, Newcastle Law Society Women Lawyers Division (WLD) and the Industrial Law Society.


Areas of expertise


“Whether you are an employer or employee, you are emotionally involved in employment issues and it’s important that I address my clients’ needs and concerns when advising them.  When the situation is not quite going to plan, I understand how this can affect both employers and employees alike. I am able to provide practical and balanced advice in order to resolve the situation. There is always an interesting employment issue to resolve, and I enjoy helping people do this, so they can get on with the job in hand.”

I am an active person and like to get out in the fresh air, whether it is running, cycling or fell walking. I also enjoy swimming and yoga.

At the weekends I enjoy spending time with my family, taking part in activities together.