Sarah transferred to the Bar after practicing family law on Teesside as a Chartered Legal Executive for 12 years; qualifying as a Member of the Institute in October 2008 and a Fellow in November 2011.
Since qualifying in 2008 Sarah has specialised in Children Act proceedings. Throughout her time as a family lawyer she has taken instructions from parents, grandparents, other family members and parties via the Official Solicitor and has extensive experience in representing clients in both care proceedings and private law disputes.
Sarah was awarded her CILEx Higher Rights Advocacy qualification in 2014 and since obtaining specialist Children’s Panel accreditation in 2017, Sarah has represented children’s guardians (and children separately) in all aspects of Children Act work from private law disputes between parents through to allegations of serious criminal behaviour, sexual abuse and non-accidental injury within care proceedings.
Why Should a Solicitor Choose Me?
Being a transferring lawyer has given Sarah the ability to manage client expectations from the outset, as well as being aware of the need for detailed reporting back to instructing solicitors. Sarah is aware of LAA funding implications in both private and public law matters and this experience enables her to provide an holistic approach to her representation.
Sarah accepts instructions in all aspects of children law matters, including instructions from Local Authorities.
2020 (Member of CILEx 2008)
2001 Undergraduate Degree in Psychology (UWB)
2008 Member of CILEx
2010 Fellow of CILEx
2014 CILEx Higher Rights Advocacy Qualification
2017 Children’s Panel Accreditation
The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
Family Law Bar Association