Sarah represents global companies in product liability claims across a range of sectors. She has extensive experience working on claims involving medical devices and automotive products in particular. Sarah acts in cases in England as well as helping clients by bringing her experience to bear in claims across Europe, often working with other specialist lawyers in multiple jurisdictions.  

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

Sarah has an extensive working knowledge of group and class actions in the UK dating back to working on English group actions in the 1990s. She draws on this experience to advise on class action issues throughout Europe─an increasingly important area of the risk management for Shook’s global clients. 

In 2020 Sarah gained her CIPP/E certification from the International Association of Privacy Practitioners in response to the growing importance of data privacy issues for clients and in relation to client products as well as in the class action sphere.  


UK Supreme Court Narrows Scope for Data Privacy Class Actions: Google Prevails in Eagerly Anticipated Ruling, Shook Class Action Alert, November 2021.

Product Liability Risks for Medical Devices in the UK, Shook Analysis, May 4 2020.

Groundbreaking UK Claim Against Google Will ProceedFinancier Worldwide, December 2019 (with Kate Paine and Marisa Pearce).

“England and Wales,” Getting the Deal Through: Product Liability, August 2019 (with Simon Castley and Jon Hudson).

EU New Deal for Consumers, Shook Product Liability Bulletin, April 2018.


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)