"The most efficient person I've ever met." "Always well prepared, calm and assured at all times." - Chambers and Partners UK Bar 2020
"Very thorough and incredibly well prepared. She is approachable and lovely to work with." "Her preparation is second to none." - Chambers and Partners UK Bar 2019
Sarah is a family law specialist, experienced in all aspects of complex public law cases. She represents local authorities, parents, extended family and Children’s Guardians. In the private law field, she has many years of experience in the full range of disputes about the arrangements for children.
Sarah also represents parties in the Court of Protection and has undertaken additional training in this area.
Sarah originally qualified as a solicitor and was admitted to the Roll in 1985. She has worked as a solicitor in private practice and for 18 months, for a local authority. She transferred to the Bar in 1994. In 2006 she took a break from legal practice to complete her training and clinical practice as a psychotherapist, returning to the Bar in 2010.
She is thorough, competent and fair minded and likes to take a pragmatic and conciliatory approach wherever possible.
She has a particular interest in representing vulnerable adults and has long experience of work with troubled families.
Sarah also enjoys providing training about child care law and related issues to lawyers, social workers and therapists.
Chambers and Partners UK Bar 2020
“The most efficient person I’ve ever met.” “Always well prepared, calm and assured at all times.”
Chambers and Partners UK Bar 2019
“Very thorough and incredibly well prepared. She is approachable and lovely to work with.” “Her preparation is second to none.”
Family Law Bar Association.