Sarah Sillar

Sarah Sillar

Corporate & Commercial Associate
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Sarah Sillar

Corporate & Commercial Associate

Sarah specialises in advising the directors and owners of small to medium sized businesses. Her expertise extends to a broad range of commercial topics and she is particularly skilled at advising on the sale and purchase of all types of business, commercial agreements, and intellectual property matters. She is a highly regarded, approachable lawyer, known both for her ability to build lasting client relationships and for her integrity in her dealings.


Sarah’s legal career started in London working as a paralegal at a leading international law firm. Sarah then relocated to work in Dorset, qualifying as a solicitor in 2006. Sarah began working at Frettens in 2013 and then returned after a short break in 2021 as an Associate.

Sarah assists clients with trading terms of business, agency, franchising, shareholder, partnership and LLP Agreements, personal guarantees, registration of trademarks and licensing. Sarah also carries out corporate restructuring and share reorganisations, share issues, company buyback of shares, demergers, share option schemes and related company secretarial work.


  • Restructuring the shares of a limited company investment vehicle to enable a third-party investor to join and associated investment agreement;
  • Preparing and advising on an unsecured loan agreement;
  • Setting up a limited liability partnership and hive up of business to the LLP;
  • Drafting a suite of trading terms for an IT supplier.


Sarah is a supportive reader of indie authors regularly posting online book reviews and recommendations. Sarah owns a border collie who keeps her fit with regular walks along the stunning Dorset coastline.

  • Thank you so much for your support in helping us deliver a critical project. We are so appreciative of your time and efforts spent reviewing countless documents.

    Pro2col - Corporate & Commercial
  • We were very impressed with Sarah from our first Zoom call. Sarah effectively guided us through the usually stressful legal procedures with professionalism and care. All our concerns and questions were addressed in a friendly and knowledgeable manner, assuring us that we were in safe legal hands. We have no hesitation in recommending Sarah for your future legal requirements.

    John Paine, Juice
  • Sarah is really responsive, no messing, solicitor who works hard to meet your brief, very pragmatic and in my experience she cuts through the ‘noise’ and gets things done, and a nice lady to boot! Highly recommend.

    Glenn Julius, Onyx Events