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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.
Sarah Kilvington is a practising barrister, who is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Details of information held by the BSB about Ms Kilvington can be found here.
Ms Kilvington'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 Ms Kilvington to undertake court services for a brief fee plus additional refresher fees. For any advisory work, drafting and conferences it is most commonly charged at an hourly rate although fixed fees are available. Ms Kilvington will typically return paperwork within 21 days, however professional commitments, complexity and volume of documentation can affect these approximate timescales.
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
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