Inns of Court School of Law - 1998-1999 - bar finals - highly commended
Manchester Metropolitan University – 1997 – 1998 - post-graduate diploma in law – outstanding Hertford College, Oxford University – 1992- 1995 – BA English II i
Sarah has a reputation as a skilled advocate and a barrister who will deliver robust advice whilst not losing sight of the need for sensitivity towards lay clients in often very difficult circumstances.
She is qualified to take instructions on a direct access basis and welcomes queries on that basis via her clerks.
Sarah has a significant financial relief and trusts of land practice with particular emphasis on complex cases entailing businesses and family trusts. She regularly cross-examines accountants and actuaries as part of this practice. She has a particular interest in financial injunctions.
Sarah has conducted multiple relocation cases - both external and internal, as well as regularly acting in residence and contact disputes.
Sarah is highly experienced in managing complex and demanding public law children cases, mounting a successful appeal in The Supreme Court led by Gwynneth Knowles QC. She has developed a reputation for skilled cross examination, forceful submissions and well-honed skeleton arguments in cases of serious maltreatment and neglect, including cases of sexual abuse, child rape, fabricated and induced illness, emotional abuse and neglect and radicalisation.
Sarah sits as a private FDR judge, bringing her considerable experience to bear on that role. Chambers can readily accommodate such hearings either in person or remotely by video-link, as required.
She regularly delivers seminars and writes articles for LexisPSL.
Most recent reported cases:
Re L and B (2013) UKSC 8 - the circumstances where a judge can change her mind following judgment.
Re J (A Minor)  EWHC 2430 (Fam) and the linked case of Re J  EWHC 2595 (Fam) - establishing important principles in respect of evidence and publicity.
Re S-B  EWCA Civ 705 - a successful permission hearing in the Court of Appeal on a direct access basis.
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