Sarah practises in all areas of family law, specialising in cases where there are issues of mental health and capacity, separate representation of children, and vulnerable or challenging clients. Tenacious and powerful but also humane and pragmatic, Sarah has expertise at all levels, including the Supreme Court.
Sarah is an extremely experienced practitioner and trained family mediator who has specialised in family law for over 20 years. She undertakes family practice in all levels of courts, up to and including three Supreme Court cases, the latest in June 2017. Sarah has acted as: Deputy District Judge (family); Mediator (family), since 2012; and Arbitrator (children), since 2016.
She is trained as a family mediator for privately funded cases and is a member of ADRg's Family Register and the Family Mediation Council Register. Sarah is also qualified as a family arbitrator (children's cases).
Re MF (Contact on Adoption)  1 FLR 195
Re PC (Brussels II: Scotland)  EWHC 236
Re D (Nigeria Fertility Clinic)  2 FLR 1419
Re S (C.O Starred Care Plan)  UKHL 10
Re F (Use of Guardianship in mental health cases)  1 FLR 192 CA
Re G (Freeing Order) 2 FLR 202 HL
Prior to returning to Garden Court Chambers in March 2016, Sarah was Head of Chambers at Fourteen, a specialist family set, for 11 years. She was appointed to the Principal Registry of the Family Division in 1995 and continues to sit there and, since 2015, in other family courts dealing with all forms of private and public law cases including family finance.