Sara Wyeth

Sara Wyeth

Call: 2013

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Sara joined Goldsmith Chambers after successful completion of her pupillage. She is developing a busy practice across Chambers’ main practice areas.

Sara is developing a reputation as a fearless advocate. She prides herself on providing sensible advice in her realistic and approachable manner. She is experienced in dealing with clients and witnesses with vulnerabilities.

Sara has experience dealing with expert evidence. She recently appeared as regular Counsel in the ‘Crime Scene Live Exhibition’ at the Natural History Museum, testing expert evidence on the voir dire in the context of a murder mystery.

Sara has completed the ICCA Vulnerable Witness Training.

Publications:

  • Anton van Dellen, Martin Khoshdel, Sara Wyeth: Bone of Contention, New Law Journal (2015)
  • Anthon van Dellen, Sara Wyeth: Stiched Up? Manufacture at your own risk, New Law Journal (2015)

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Civil Barrister

Sara regularly provides written advice across Chambers’ main areas, including personal injury, property litigation, as well as assisting in civil actions against the police. As an advocate, Sara appears in Tribunals, the County Court and High Court.

Before coming to the Bar, Sara spent over a year working as a paralegal for a City firm specializing in high value professional negligence and property litigation. As well as assisting in the preparation of cases at all stages of the litigation process, including drafting statements of case and high volume disclosure, Sara gained significant experience in costs and costs budgeting. She also assisted in successful out of court settlement negotiations.

Crime Barrister

Sara regularly appears in the Crown, Youth, and Magistrates’ Courts for both defence and prosecution. She has appeared on behalf of clients charged with a full spectrum of offences, including murder and other serious violent offences, fraud and money laundering matters, drug and sexual offences.

Sara is developing an expanding confiscation practice and has recently achieved favourable results.

Recent instructions include:

  • Defending a client in the Court of Appeal following an Attorney General’s Reference of her suspended sentence for GBH with Intent. Following my submissions, the Court of Appeal upheld her sentence as ‘not unduly lenient’.
  • Defending a client charged with multiple counts of Conspiracy to Cheat the Public Revenue in a multi-million pound alleged tax fraud.
  • Defending a client charged with Money Laundering alleged drugs money following his conviction for Possession with Intent to Supply Class A. Acquitted after trial.
  • Prosecuting a Defendant charged with Robbery on a taxi driver, where her defence included an allegation of sexual assault.

Notable Cases

  • AG v LM (Court of Appeal): Court of Appeal upheld suspended sentence order for s 18 OAPA where client had been convicted of attacking a young male with a weapon.
  • R v BW: Secured an acquittal for a client with six counts of fraud by false representation. Case was dismissed following a successful submission of no case to answer on all charges.
  • R v DB: Secured an acquittal on Assault PC charges following a two day trial in the Magistrates Court, in which evidence was given by six police officers and CCTV.
  • R v DH: Represented a client with significant mental health difficulties charged with a serious sexual offence at trial and sentence.
  • R v AJ: Represented a client charged with kidnap, false imprisonment, robbery and inflicting grevious bodily harm with intent with a positive assessment for dangerousness. After mitigation, secured a sentence of six years imprisonment.

Family Barrister

Sara is developing a family practice and accepts instructions in Chambers’ main practice areas. She has represented clients in the Magistrates’ Court, and County Court, including at the Appellate level.

Sara has recently been instructed by a Local Authority in care proceedings seeking a supervision order.

Before coming to the Bar, Sara worked as a legal assistant in the family department of a busy high street firm, dealing with private children and matrimonial finance matters. She has a good understanding of client care.

Appointments


  • CPS Advocates Panel – Grade 2

Education & Qualifications


  • Advocacy Scholar, Kaplan Law School
  • BPTC, Kaplan Law School (2012 – 2013)
  • LLM, Leiden University (2011 – 2012)
  • LLB (Hons), Durham University (2008 – 2011)

Memberships


  • Criminal Bar Association

Recognition


  • Best Oralist & Max Huber Award for Best Team at the International Final, Telders International Law Moot Court Competition, Leiden University (2012)
  • UK National Champion & World Finalist, Philip C. Jessup Public International Law Moot Court Competition, Durham University (2011)
  • First Prize for Excellence in Advocacy, Criminal Bar Association Bursary Award 2016
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