Contact and Clerk
Clerk: Gareth Latchem
Sara is a specialist family practitioner who undertakes work across the full spectrum of family law.
Family Law – Care Cases
She has extensive experience of representing all types of clients in care proceedings and is regularly instructed by Local Authorities, Guardians, and solicitors representing competent children. Sara is particularly sought after to act for parents who may be vulnerable or challenging for a number of different reasons. She handles the full range of care and adoption cases, including those involving non-accidental injuries and parents with learning difficulties, as well as removal from the jurisdiction and complex private law residence and contact disputes.
Family Law – Finance & Co-habitation
Sara has a particular interest in financial provision and co-ownership disputes. She takes a no-nonsense approach to advising clients in these matters and aims to save costs wherever possible. She greatly enjoys the fact that this area of work demands a different and complimentary set of skills from Children Act work and she aims to maintain a fair mix of the two areas in her practice.
Sara has taught law to A’ level and ILEX students, and has given seminars on a range issues, most recently bankruptcy and financial remedies, special guardianship allowances, the Civil Partnership Act and conducting fact finding hearings.
As a late entrant to the Bar, Sara brings a wealth of additional experience and life skills to her practise.
Re L (Care) (Threshold Criteria) Family Division: Hedley J  1 FLR 2050
Instructed by the Official Solicitor to represent a mother with learning difficulties. Children returned to the care of the parents following successful appeal on threshold.
Re J (Leave to Remove: Urgent Case)  EWCA Civ 1897  1 FLR 2033
Instructed to represent the 15 year-old competent child who wished to leave the jurisdiction with her father against the recommendation of the Guardian.
Sara accepts public access instructions in suitable cases where the matter meets the requirements of the Bar Council. If you wish to instruct Sara please telephone the clerks on 01392 274898.
1996 Lincoln’s Inn
BA Classics – University of London (Westfield College)
Post-Grad Dip Law – Oxford Brookes University
Bar Vocational Course – Inns of Court School of Law
Family Law Bar Association
One teenage son. Previously resident in Greece and maintains close links including a (fairly) fluent grasp of Greek. Any remaining time taken up with walking, struggling to become a runner and socialising.