Sarah Manderson

Legal Director

Sarah is a venture capital lawyer, who qualified in 2015 having trained with boutique venture capital law firm JAG Shaw Baker. Sarah has advised investors, founders, companies and entrepreneurs across the lifecycle of venture – from early pre-seed to start up through to exit. Before joining Hoxton, Sarah was a senior associate at Withers tech, the venture offering of Withers LLP following the acquisition of JAG Shaw Baker in 2018.

Years in the tech industry


Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 2015 after completing a training contract with JAG Shaw Baker in London, being the first trainee of the firm as well as at the time being the only candidate approved by the Law Society of Scotland to have served an entire training contract outside of the jurisdiction of Scotland. Sarah gained legal experience working for Speiser Krause LLP in New York and also with the European in-house legal team of Alere Inc, a NASDAQ listed diagnostics and health management company.

Sarah is a member of the Society of Writers to His Majesty’s Signet, a historic Scottish body recognising standards of legal excellence. As well as a Diploma in legal practice from the University of Edinburgh and Bachelor of Law from the University of Dundee, Sarah has an MA degree in Politics and Art History from the University of Glasgow.

Sarah is passionate about art and design, and in her spare time thoroughly enjoys conducting design projects, shopping and collecting art. She enjoys being active, travelling and adores a ski holiday as well as socialising with her family, friends and spending time with her working cocker spaniel, Hamish.

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