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  • ‘Her cross-examination is razor-sharp and she can turn cases around.’

    Legal 500 2020
  • ‘She’s got an amazing presence in court. A brave counsel, she takes points other silks cower away from and she does it with style and aplomb.’

    Chambers UK 2020
  • ‘She doesn’t say one more word than she needs to and keeps her powder dry, which is very disarming. You then get in court and she unleashes the deadliest of blows when you’re least expecting them.’

    Chambers UK 2020
  • ‘Her grasp of technically difficult and emotionally complex public law proceedings is beyond comparison.’

    Legal 500 2019

Practice Overview

Sarah acts in all aspects of the law relating to children. In public law Sarah represents local authorities, parents, guardians and competent children. Sarah has particular expertise in cases which involve risk of harm from radicalisation, death and non-accidental injuries, allegations of serious sexual abuse, child trafficking and cross examination of expert and vulnerable witnesses. In private law Sarah acts in disputes between parents and other significant adults including cases involving serious harm and internal and international relocation. Sarah also practices in Family-related Judicial Review and some Court of Protection cases.  Sarah was appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge in November 2019, for a four year fixed term.

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