About Sarah

Sarah Temple is a Partner with Lupton Fawcett. She has a portfolio of commercial property clients for whom she has provided legal advice for many years. Sarah’s focus is to protect her client’s legal position whilst ensuring that their commercial objectives are also met. Over a career of more than 15 years, Sarah has developed expertise in a range of areas including negotiating leases for landlords and tenants on industrial, retail and office properties, buying and selling investment properties and acting for banks and building societies. Most notably in recent years Sarah has also advised clients in the education sector on academy conversions and re-brokerages.

Clients for whom Sarah has acted for many years appreciate that her priority is to provide an excellent service with attention to detail. She works closely with clients and gives added value wherever possible.

Sarah is an integral part of the Care Homes and Education teams, working closely with them to provide her specialist knowledge.

Professional Societies

  • Law Society


  • Leases
  • Sales and Purchases
  • Secured Lending
  • Care Homes
  • Education
  • Retail (e.g. shopping centres and on the high street)

When not at work

Sarah enjoys keeping fit regularly running and visiting the gym. She has also taken part in charity runs. Sarah’s love for travel means that whenever possible she is exploring this country and abroad.

Sectors that Sarah is involved in:

Education, Pharmacies, Healthcare, Academy Conversions and Projects, Independent Schools

Contact Staff Member

‘The majority of work I undertake is with Sarah Temple, Partner, and she is an absolute pleasure to work with. We have a constant pipeline of work with Sarah ranging from simple lease renewals through to complex acquisitions and disposals, all of which are delivered with the same level of professionalism and expertise. Sarah fully understands how our organisation works, the things we see as risks and the standard protections we look to secure. She knows where I need extra guidance and support and takes the time to provide this advice on a case by case basis. Sarah is incredibly approachable.'

Legal 500 2021

Sarah has acted for our group for nearly 10 years and we have been delighted with the service she provides. Her honesty and integrity is highly valued and her diligent approach and specialist sector knowledge set her apart from the other lawyers in the region and make her a valuable asset to our business.

Damian Collinge, Legal Director

Exemplar Health Care

Over recent years, we have concluded a number of pub sales and purchases, both on individual sites and more complex group deals. Sarah has dealt with all of this business since 2006 and handled it admirably. She remembers to keep you informed and works to deadlines without a fuss. She has been professional, diligent and a pleasure to work with.

James Crawfurd-Porter

An in-depth knowledge and experience of retail transactions, combined with a commercial approach is why I recommend Sarah to clients. She understands what retailers need to achieve an the issues that really matter to them, focusing on delivering what a client wants, in the timescale they want.

Howard Moore

Sarah is both responsive and communicative. She is extremely proactive and always picks up the phone to talk about a transaction. This pragmatic approach means that we are always informed and we can progress matters as quickly as possible to completion.

Nina Bradley, Property Asset Manager

Leeds Building Society

Sarah is our chosen lawyer for all property matters and has advised Bagel Nash on new leases, renewals, terminations, breaks and dilapidations for commercial and retail premises. A consummate professional Sarah is pro-active, detailed and always goes the 'extra mile' in safeguarding our interests - a pleasure to work with.

Andy Micklethwaite, Managing Director

Bagel Nash


Qualified as a Solicitor

Became an Associate at Lupton Fawcett

Became a Senior Associate at Lupton Fawcett

Promoted to Partner

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