Sarah accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ practice areas and is authorised to conduct work on a Direct Access basis. She is building a reputation as a firm but sympathetic advocate. Sarah has a particular interest in matters affecting criminal justice, including crime, inquests, civil actions and public law.
Sarah is currently serving as Secretary of the Middle Temple Young Barristers’ Association (MTYBA).
Before coming to the Bar, Sarah worked as a Research Assistant at the Law Commission of England and Wales, under Professor David Ormerod QC. Sarah worked primarily on reform of the criminal offences of misconduct in public office, kidnapping and child abduction.
Sarah is committed to voluntary and charitable work, working with a number of legal and non-legal organisations. In 2016, Sarah spent 4 months volunteering in Sri Lanka as coordinator of a charity focussing on the empowerment of young girls and the improvement of education and well-being for young persons affected by the tsunami and civil war.
Sarah has volunteered with a number of legal organisations, including BiD (Bail for Immigration Detainees), the Free Representation Unit and the Human Rights Law Centre (University of Nottingham) on projects for the EU Fundamental Rights Agency.
Sarah appears regularly in the Crown, Magistrates’ and Youth Courts, for either defence or prosecution.
During her pupillage, Sarah assisted in serious criminal trials; including gross negligence manslaughter, firearms and large-scale drugs conspiracy. She is now developing a thriving practice of her own, including a number of matters under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
Sarah is keen to develop her practice in the areas of inquests and public inquiries. Her background in human rights law, in both the criminal justice and healthcare context, provides her with a strong foundation in these areas.
Sarah recently worked for an extended period on the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry, instructed by the Home Office as part of the Attorney General’s Junior Junior Scheme.
Sarah is developing her civil practice and appears in the High Court and County Court on various matters of general civil law.
As a result of Sarah’s work at the Law Commission on Misconduct in Public Office, she has a keen interest in cases concerning the conduct of police and other public office holders. During her pupillage, she assisted Head of Chambers, Anthony Metzer QC on drafting numerous advices and pleadings in actions against the police.
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