Sarah deals with a broad spectrum of leading criminal work. She is known for being fiercely combative, impeccably prepared and highly skilled in communicating with witnesses and juries.
Sarah has particular expertise in cases involving specialist medical evidence and the care of children. In Operation Tunis Sarah successfully prosecuted a complex case alleging multiple incidents of serious assault on a premature baby in the first two years of his life in a case of Factitious and Induced Illness. Using the records of multiple hospitals, therapists, social care and adducing evidence from 40 health care professionals (many of whom had been duped by the Defendant) Sarah built a compelling case in a notoriously difficult area in which to prosecute resulting in conviction and a lengthy prison sentence.
She has been instructed by Prosecution and Defence in cases of murder and manslaughter and achieved significant successes.
In R v Hutchinson (prosecuting) when witnesses were reluctant to assist, Sarah advised on the deposition process to obtain eye witness evidence which the prosecution were then able to rely on at trial and which led to the Defendant’s conviction for murder.
In R v Oliver (defending) Sarah advised obtaining significant forensic evidence and successfully challenged the Crown’s case, leading to the Defendant’s complete acquittal.
Sarah also has significant experience defending very high ranking officers in Court Martial for all types of offences.
Following her thriving junior practise prosecuting and defending in multi-complainant/historic sexual offences Sarah is highly sought for both appellate work and private instructions.