Sarah focuses on defending products liability litigation. She has acted for a major U.K. pharmaceutical PLC in one of the largest U.K. product liability group actions and has a detailed knowledge of the law and practice of pharmaceutical/products liability litigation in the U.K.

Sarah has also spent a significant amount of time in the United States gaining experience with U.S. litigation. She has worked on product liability cases in a number of European jurisdictions.

In addition to products liability litigation, Sarah has considerable experience in commercial litigation. She has acted in a wide range of contract disputes for a variety of clients in engineering, chemical and construction industries.


Sarah Croft, Simon Castley and Jon Hudson, "England and Wales," Getting the Deal Through: Product Liability, August 2019.

Sarah Croft, Product liability and nanotechnology: an update, The In-House Lawyer, July/August 2014 

Sarah Croft, Collective actions in Europe, The In-House Lawyer, May 2014 

Sarah Croft, Product liability developments in 2013: what they mean for your business, The In-House Lawyer, February 2014 

Sarah Croft, Continued uncertainty for international manufacturers in the US, The In-House Lawyer, December 2013 

Sarah Croft, Medical device regulation and the PIP scandal legacy, The In-House Lawyer, October 2013 

Sarah Croft, Playing safe: liability and products for children, The In-House Lawyer, September 2013 

Sarah Croft, Comment: Who will be liable for driverless cars?, Automobile World, August 2013 

Sarah Croft and John Reynolds, Driverless vehicles: liability and new automotive technologies, The In-House Lawyer, June 2013 

Sarah Croft, Product liability and dietary supplements, The In-House Lawyer, May 2013 

Sarah Croft, Italian Supreme Court rules mobile phones can cause brain tumours?, The In-House Lawyer, December 2012 

Sarah Croft, PIP breast implants: lessons for all?, The In-House Lawyer, July 2012 

Sarah Croft, Product liability and nanotechnology, The In-House Lawyer, May 2012, at 38 

Sarah Croft, Product liability trends: what to watch in 2012, The In-House Lawyer, March 2012, at 2 

Sarah Croft, Denise J. Talbert and Mark Cowing, E-discovery obligations in US product liability litigation, The In-House Lawyer, December 2011/January 2012, at 2

Sarah Croft, When can international manufacturers be sued in the US?, The In-House Lawyer, October 2011, at 54 

Sarah L. Croft, Chapter: Pharmaceutical Medicine and the Law, in Principles and Practice of Pharmaceutical Medicine (3rd ed., 2010)

Sarah L. Croft and Jon Strongman, The Revised General Product Safety Directive: A Practical Look, Global Counsel Dispute Resolution Handbook (2004) 

Sarah L. Croft, The Proposed EC Directive on Legal Aid, Global Counsel Life Sciences Industry Report (2003) 

Sarah L. Croft, Co-author, Chapter 13: Class Actions: An American Perspective, Multi-Party Actions (Jan. 2001)

Sarah L. Croft, The European Product Liability Directive in Practice, For the Defense (February 2000)

Sarah L. Croft, Multi-Party Litigation in the United Kingdom and the United States, For the Defense (April 1997)

Sarah L. Croft, Changes in U.K. Funding More Litigation?, Defense Counsel Journal (April 1997)

Sarah L. Croft, Changes in U.K. Funding: Will They Mean More Litigation, IADC Newsletter (January 1997)


Sarah Croft and John Barkett, Protecting Privilege Today: What In-House Counsel Need to Know, Shook, Hardy & Bacon—London, September 14, 2017.

Sarah co-hosted a webinar organized by the London office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon entitled Changes Impacting US Business: UK Insurance and EU Data Protection in which she set out the implications of the new stricter EU General Data Protection Regulation, focusing on how the extraterritorial reach of this legislation will impact companies outside Europe. (April 2016)