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Sarah Mumford

I have been a solicitor since 1981 and am currently registered as a freelance solicitor (SRA number 124563).

Between 1981 – 2001, I was a commercial litigator covering, successively,  banking litigation, construction litigation, insolvency and professional conduct.

Since 2001 I have specialised in risk management for law firms, first as a partner at TLT LLP and then at Bevan Brittan LLP.  I have always covered solicitors' professional negligence (claimant and defendant) and had responsibility for placing various firms' PII in my role as Director of Risk.

In 2013 I started my own consultancy and then worked at a number of firms on an interim basis as Director of Risk (or similar title) including Taylor Wessing, Addleshaw Goddard, Trowers & Hamlins, Town Legal and Clarke Willmott.  I spent six months in the Financial Crime team at Norton Rose Fulbright before working at RPC throughout the pandemic, retiring from full time work in September 2022.  I remain an ad hoc consultant at RPC.  In between these medium term jobs, I have covered a number of different assignments in the last ten years, including AML external audits for sixteen firms including Magic Circle, US and international firms, as well as other compliance audits, revision of office manuals and procedures, and training.  Most of the audits are repeat business.

From 2023, I am open to providing external AML (Regulation 21) audits and other, short term, risk projects.   For further details see the Services page.

I am neither licensed nor insured to provide reserved legal activities (the principal activity that might relevant is advising in litigation).  I do not hold client money. My clients will be in no doubt about what I am, and am not, permitted to do.