Estates

Managing the literary estates of many distinguished writers, including Bernard Shaw, Virginia Woolf, E. M. Forster, Philip Larkin and Rosamond Lehmann
Sarah Burton

Sarah Burton

Head of the Contracts Advisory Team
Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group coordinator

Leads the advisory team and advises members on publishing contracts and issues. Sarah also handles our literary estates, including professional stage licences.

Lisa Dowdeswell

Lisa Dowdeswell

Head of Literary Estates
Comics Creators Network coordinator

Manages our literary estates, including foreign rights. 

Advises members on publishing contracts and issues.

Sarah Baxter

Sarah Baxter

Contracts Advisor and Literary Estates

Sarah is one of our Senior Contracts Advisors, she advises members on publishing contracts and issues as well as administering our grants for writers in need including the PD James Memorial Fund. She also handles our literary estates, including print permissions and amateur stage licences.