Sarah has practised family law for her entire career at the bar, and exclusively since 2003. She began her career at 1 Fountain Court, then joined St Philips when chambers merged in 2003. After 3 years away from the Midlands (from 2007 until 2009) she rejoined St Philips in 2010.
Public Law Care and Adoption
Sarah represents parents, Local Authorities and Guardians at all levels. She has significant experience in cases involving serious sexual abuse and non accidental injury.
Private Law Children and Domestic Abuse
Sarah has longstanding experience in this field, and is often instructed in the more serious cases involving complex factual disputes, including domestic violence and abuse; independent expert evidence of psychological and psychiatric nature, and in cases where the children themselves are represented by their own Guardian. She also regularly represents parents on either side in applications for permission to remove a child permanently from the jurisdiction to live abroad.
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