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Family - Children
(Year of Call 2009)
Joined Chambers: 2009
University of Exeter: LLB (European) 2:1
Universitaet des Saarlandes: LLM (Magister)
Manchester Metropolitan University: BVC - Outstanding. Finished top of the year
Sarah is a specialist family law practitioner with a diverse public and private law practice.
Sarah regularly appears at all stages of both public and private law proceedings at all levels within the Family Court. Sarah's tutelage in family law was under Jeremy Weston QC and as a result, Sarah has particular interest and ability in representing all, but particularly vulnerable parties in public law proceedings.
In public law cases, Sarah regularly represents local authorities, parents, grandparents and children in multi-day, contested hearings. She has considerable experience in all stages of public law proceedings and applications under the ACA 2002 including applications for leave to oppose adoption, post adoption contact and contact with children in care. Sarah’s experience includes, but is not limited to non-accidental injury fact finding hearings, sexual abuse, psychiatric illness, foreign elements and serious domestic violence.
In private law matters, Sarah regularly deals with the full spectrum of applications and issues which arise at all stages of proceedings. She has considerable experience in cases involving internal and external relocation issues, domestic violence, changes of surname, parental alienation, committal proceedings and particularly vulnerable clients.
Sarah is able to provide written advices on all areas of family law and has a particular interest in matters relating to the duties of a local authority to pay monies to carers of children in various circumstances.
Highly Commended in Legal Week's "Stars at the Bar 2012"
2007 - Pro Bono work at Devon Law Centre, Plymouth
Middle Temple Harmsworth Scholar
Dr Van der Heyden de Lancey Prize for Outstanding BVC results