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Sarah Moore

Sarah Moore


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"Thank you for all your help. You definitely went above and beyond the call of duty."
(Philip Raven, Director, LNT Group)

Sarah is a highly regarded lawyer in the healthcare space, having dealt with a number of the highest value M&A transactions in the sector over the last decade and her expertise covers M&A, banking and restructuring work.

Sarah acts for many of the UK’s largest and most highly regarded care sector operators, developers and funders. Sarah has unrivalled experience and expertise in relation to corporate acquisitions and disposals, debt funding, real estate finance and development funding and is regularly instructed on complex tax-effective group reorganisations, s110 demergers and capital reduction demergers. Sarah consistently brings market-leading knowledge to her clients within the healthcare sector.

Sarah won the Young Lawyer of the Year award in the 2020 North West Business Insider Awards.

The Legal 500 (2022 edition) list Sarah as a Recommended Lawyer.

Legal Services


Sarah has acted on a wide variety of corporate transactions and regularly advises clients in relation to their general company and commercial queries. She has acted for both buyer and seller on share and asset deals.

Sarah also has experience of shareholders’ and investment agreements, joint venture agreements and drafting bespoke Articles of Association – including work relating to demergers and solvent restructuring for tax purposes.

Sarah works in a variety of sectors including retail, logistics and technology but has particular expertise in the Care sector, having over ten years experience acting for Care operators, developers and funders within the sector.

Recent Work

  • Advised LNT Group on the £100 million+ sale of 24 care homes to Anchor Trust.
  • Advised the shareholders of Tew Engineering Limited on the sale of their group to LB Foster.
  • Advised the management team on a MBO of a company specialising in industrial gas turbines for the oil and gas industry.
  • Advised the shareholders of Tracx Finance Limited on the sale of the Gener8 Finance Group to 1pm plc.

Banking & Finance

Sarah has acted on a variety of banking transactions – for both borrower and lender. She has advised on banking matters involving traditional high street debt lenders, including Santander, Lloyds Bank plc and The Royal Bank of Scotland plc. She has also advised smaller mezzanine funders including bridging finance and specialist investment vehicles.

Sarah has also been involved in many restructurings involving complex funding structures.

Recent Work

  • Advising a hotel business in connection with the funding arrangements for the acquisition of a hotel in the East Midlands which involved senior lending, mezzanine funding and development funding in excess of £3 million.
  • Advising the borrower on a new £10 million term loan facility from HSBC, together with an overdraft.
  • Advising the borrower on a £7 million term loan and development facility from OakNorth bank to fund the acquisition and development of a state of the art care home.
  • Advised a major Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) on a 9-figure acquisition and financing of 18 residential care homes for the elderly. The homes benefit from long term institutional leases with RPI-linked caps and collars, providing much-needed residential care home spaces in key areas of the UK.




Sarah has many years experience in advising care operators, funders and developers in connection with corporate acquisitions, disposals and funding arrangements.

Sarah has advised LNT Group on the corporate aspects of their business for several years and has also worked with many funders in the care sector, including Santander and Lloyds Bank.


  • Advised LNT Group on the £100 million+ sale of 24 care homes to Anchor Trust.
  • Advised on the corporate and banking aspects of £100 million refinancing and restructuring of a national care home group.
  • Advising Santander on a regular basis in connection with debt and development funding particularly in the Care sector.
  • Advised subsidiaries of a major developer on a 9-figure facility agreement with a UK lender, involving granting security for the loan across a portfolio of over 32 care home properties.
  • Advised the shareholders of a major care operator on the sale of their entire issue share capital, negotiating and drafting intricate transaction documents. The transaction involved a simultaneous turnkey asset acquisition and the hive-out of certain companies and subsidiaries.



To contact Sarah or for more information…

Call: 0345 050 3697
Mobile: 0791 872 0392
Or email: Send an email



“Thank you very much. We have been very impressed with the exceptional service you and your team have provided for us. Especially the way you have handled yourself during the process, translating the double-dutch into English and helping us understand what’s being said.”

(Sean Harrison)

“Thank you for all your help. You definitely went above and beyond the call of duty.”

(Philip Raven, Director, LNT Group)

“Having worked with Freeths for many years, we felt very comfortable working with Sarah, to sell our financial services business to the AIM listed group 1pm Plc. Her experience in corporate transactions coupled with her knowledge of the banking sector ensured that we were in capable hands throughout. We look forward to working on future projects.”

(David Richards)

“We find Sarah’s healthcare team (corporate and property) to have excellent knowledge of the sector as well as being experts in their fields. They listen to the client and work very collaboratively, often feeling like an extension of the client’s team. They always meet deadlines and are meticulous and thorough. Their advice is always very grounded and they really do focus on areas of “real” risk, which makes taking commercial decisions much easier.”

( Jo Twigg, Anchor Hanover, Head of Merger and Acquisition Delivery)

“Sarah’s devotion and dedication to her clients coupled with her “down to earth” approach make her an integral part of her client’s deal teams.”

(Phil Baigent, Joint Head of Care)

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