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Sandra Pope

Year of call 2008, Inner Temple  

Areas of Expertise


Sandi is an established barrister of some fifteen years standing. Working in family law, she has considerable experience in complex and difficult cases.

Sandi has a reputation for being a robust advocate, who zealously but sensitively advances her client's case. She has a down to earth approach with clients and often quickly develops an excellent working rapport.


Sandi practices exclusively in family law mainly Children Act proceedings. Sandi is instructed by local authorities, parents, grandparents and guardians alike.

Sandi has acted in multiple cases where there has been near fatal non-accidental injuries; cases that have been extremely legally complex involving international law and intractable disputes including significant parental alienation.

Sandi has a specific expertise in mental health and often represents vulnerable adults and children. She was appointed as a part time mental health Judge in 2019, which serves to enhance her expertise in this area.


Re M (2022)
Sandi was lead by Darren Howe KC acting for a 15 year old who wished to remove her father from the proceedings, who had been mistakenly informed of the proceedings by the local authority.

Re K (2021)
Sandi was lead by Taryne Lee KC on a complex forced marriage case. Sandi acted for a sibling, who was exonerated from the significant findings sought.

Re G (2021)
Sandi was lead by Taryne Lee KC acting for a mother of a child with significant and medically complicated injuries. Mother was exonerated and the child returned to her care.

Re LC (2019)
Care proceedings where the Lithuanian government had applied to have the proceedings transferred to Lithuania. Sandi represented the local authority. The proceedings remained in the UK. 

Re M (2019)
Sandi represented a 12 year old girl who made very serious allegations of sexual abuse against her careers. Multiple failings in the police investigation. All findings were found.

Re H (2017)
Near fatal injuries to a 17 month old, complex medical findings and prognosis. Sandi acted for the mother who was found not to have caused the injuries.

Re P (2014)
Intractable parental dispute where mother had alienated the children against their father and made very serious allegations. Sandi acted for father. The allegations were dismissed and suspended change of residence order was made.


Tribunal Judge in Health, Education and Social Care Chamber (2019)

Scholarships and Prizes

Inner temple exhibit scholarship winner
Jordan's publishing award 2007


LLB Law - First Class (Honours)

Prescribed Information

Sandra Pope is a practising barrister, who is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Details of information held by the BSB about Sandra Pope can be found here

Sandra Pope's clerks will happily provide no obligation quotations for all legal services that she provides. Their contact details can be found here. It is most common for Sandra Pope to undertake Court work for a fixed fee or a brief fee plus refresher days. For advisory work, paperwork and conferences it is most commonly charged at an hourly rate although fixed fees are available. Sandra Pope accepts instructions on legal aid rates where those are available, details of which can be found here. Sandra Pope will typically return paperwork within 10-14 days, however professional commitments, complexity and volume of documentation can affect these approximate timescales.

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