Leeds 0113 228 5000
Newcastle 0191 221 2121
Called 1989 Email Sarah
Sarah specialises in probate, trusts and tax work (contentious and non contentious) as well as dealing with professional negligence claims relating to those areas of work. In addition she deals with property and affairs applications in the Court of Protection.
Sarah is the only barrister in the North East recommended by Chambers & Partners in Band 1 for chancery work. She is also ranked in Tier 1 in the Legal 500 and as a National Leader (Outside London) for traditional chancery work in Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide. Sarah is described in the HNWG as “a hugely well respected traditional chancery specialist” who is “head and shoulders above her peers.”
"Extremely bright, tenacious and absolutely formidable. She is technically head and shoulders above other barristers and a ferocious advocate."Chambers & Partners 2018
Sarah regularly deals with litigation involving
Sarah has very extensive experience of mediation and finds that her taxation expertise is particularly useful when advising as to the appropriate structures to be used for the compromise of disputes.
She also has extensive experience in dealing with non contentious probate and trust work of the utmost complexity including
Sarah is highly experienced at dealing with issues relating to mental capacity. As well as cases in the High Court, she also deals with property & affairs work in the Court of Protection including statutory Will applications, applications for permission to make gifts and contested deputyship applications.
Chambers and Partners 2021 - Band 1 (Chancery)
"She handles cases fantastically." "She has a massive amount of knowledge, nothing fazes her and there are no points that she hasn't seen before."
Legal 500 2021 - Chancery Probate and Tax (Tier 1)
‘Sarah is forthright, extremely knowledgeable and articulate. She is good with clients, is able to get to the heart of the matter quickly and efficiently and inspires confidence. She is excellent in cross examination and maintains her composure under pressure.’
Chambers and Partners 2020 - Band 1 (Chancery)
Highly regarded chancery practitioner with a strong reputation in the North Eastern Bar. She focuses on contentious probate and disputed trust cases. She also has experience working on professional negligence claims, Court of Protection applications and tax matters.
Strengths: "She is a formidable opponent; she always knows more than you do and she's a very good, technical lawyer." "She is very to the point, pragmatic and effective in cross-examination."
Legal 500 2020 - Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery Law (Tier 2)
‘Good with clients and has specialist probate knowledge.’
Chambers & Partners 2019
"Her advice is always thorough, very well considered, and complete. She never sits on the fence and always gives an actual opinion. She is very easy to work with and approachable." "She really quickly gets to crux of the matter, considers things you wouldn't have necessarily thought of and has a really wide-ranging knowledge of the area. She is really good to get along with and has a good sense of humour."
Legal 500 2018/2019
"An expert in contentious probate cases."
Chambers & Partners 2018
"Extremely bright, tenacious and absolutely formidable. She is technically head and shoulders above other barristers and a ferocious advocate."
Legal 500 2017
"Extremely bright, ferocious, and very good on the details."
Sarah’s most recent reported cases are
Sir Thomas More Bursary
Lincoln’s Inn Student of the Year
Megarry Landlord and Tenant Prize
Chancery Bar Association, Northern Chancery Bar Association