Sarah became a member of chambers at the beginning of October 2013 following successful completion of her pupillage. Her practice is focused on family law and a range of civil work.
She appears in court on a regular basis in family and civil hearings. She is also developing a busy paper practice, frequently advising on quantum, liability and evidence as well as drafting statements of case.
Sarah is also authorised to undertake work on a direct access basis and is a member of the Public Access Bar Association.
In her spare time Sarah enjoys rugby, baking and travel.
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Since joining chambers Sarah has developed a busy personal injury practice with an emphasis on claimant work. She accepts instructions to advise on liability, evidence and quantum and to draft pleadings. She regularly appears in the County Court for various interim hearings, applications and trials both on the Fast Track and Multi Track.
Sarah is developing a busy practice in the area of costs, from advising at the costs budgeting stage through to appearing at Detailed Assessment hearings at the SCCO on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants.
Sarah is also developing a broader civil practice and accepts instructions in the following areas:
Sarah will undertake work on a CFA basis where appropriate.
Sarah is regularly instructed in public law proceedings in the Family Court and the High Court. She acts for local authorities, parents, Guardians and other interested parties. Sarah also has experience of making urgent applications to the High Court under its inherent jurisdiction for location and collection orders.
Sarah also represents parties in private cases, including applications for Child Arrangements Orders. She also has experience of making and resisting applications for Occupation Orders and Non-Molestation Orders.
Sarah recognises the challenges faced by many individuals in private law disputes in light of changes to legal aid funding and has accepted instructions from the BPBU on a pro bono basis.