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.
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.
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.
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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.
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