Partner, Real Estate

Sarah Easton

Sarah is an experienced commercial real estate partner who leads the residential development team at Thomson Snell & Passmore.

She has more than 20 years’ experience advising on all aspects of commercial real estate, development finance and residential development. This includes expertise in buying land for development, complex site assemblies, property joint ventures, collaboration agreements and promotion agreements.

Sarah Easton

Specialisms & expertise

  • Acting for developers on the acquisition of land for residential or mixed use development including conditional contracts, options, promotion agreements and site assemblies
  • Advising landowners on promotion agreements
  • Advising promoters on promotion agreements
  • Property joint venture agreements
  • Highways and services agreements for development sites
  • All aspects of development finance acting for senior debt providers, mezzanine funders and borrowers.

Examples of work

Option agreements for the acquisition of sites for residential development

Acting for a promoter in relation to a promotion agreement

Sales of land for affordable housing

Achievements & other appointments

Sarah is ranked in Chambers UK and is a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500.

Chambers UK 2023 recently commented that:

  • ‘Sarah provides first-class support for our business.’
  • ‘Sarah has excellent communication skills as well as high levels of service.’
Sarah Easton Chambers 2023 Legal 500 - uk-recommended-lawyer-2023 logo Insider media property awards - shortlisted- 2023


Sarah undertook a degree in Law LLB (Hons) at a London University. She then went on to study the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law (Guildford) where she received a distinction. She qualified in 2002.

Before joining Thomson Snell & Passmore in 2010 Sarah worked for US firm and another large regional law firm. Sarah became a Partner in 2014 and Head of the Residential Development team in 2019.