Sarah joined Chambers in September 2019 after successfully completing her pupillage under the supervision of Moira Ashton-Walsh, Steven Veitch and James Cleary.
Sarah was called to the Bar in 2017 by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. She studied Law at the University of Liverpool and graduated with First Class Honours. Sarah completed her BPTC at Nottingham Law School where she received the Dean Master’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence. She achieved ‘Outstanding’ grades in Family and Resolutions of Disputes Out of Court.
Sarah is regularly instructed to act in public law matters, both for the local authority and for respondent parties. Sarah has accepted instructions at all stages of proceedings, from urgent removal hearings to IRH and final hearings; she is often instructed to draft threshold documents and case summaries.
Sarah is also regularly instructed to act in all aspects of private law proceedings. Sarah has experience of matters with allegations of domestic violence, substance misuse, neglect and parental alienation. Sarah has received instructions in relation to non molestation and occupation orders.
Sarah has previously represented vulnerable clients including those with learning difficulties and mental health difficulties. Sarah has experience of working with interpreters and intermediaries.
Sarah accepts instructions in a range of civil matters including small claims, MOJ Stage 3 Hearings and Infant Approval Hearings.
Prior to commencing pupillage Sarah worked as a County Court Advocate, gaining experience in areas such as personal insolvency, debt recovery, personal injury and procedural applications.
Throughout her studies Sarah was involved in several pro bono projects, working with both the Liverpool Law Clinic and Nottingham Legal Advice Centre. Most notably Sarah volunteered as part of the Hillsborough Disaster Project, assisting one of the legal teams in the build up to the Hillsborough Inquiry. Sarah also volunteered as a Student Advisor for the Nottingham Women’s Outreach Project based at Nottingham Women’s Centre.