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Sarah Le Fevre

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments
Ranked in : Licensing , Health & Safety , Inquests & Public Inquiries
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Licensing - London (Bar)

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Sarah Le Fevre
A standout advocate, who continues to impress with her methodical and strategic approach. She is regularly involved in high-profile cases involving premises licences, chiefly representing operators, but is also able to assist the Metropolitan Police Service. She has also been recently active in highly complex SEV licensing matters, and has provided licensing advice relating to events and hotels as well as gaming.
Strengths: "She is very methodical and solicitors and clients like working with her." "She knows licensing extremely well not just in terms of the legislation and the guidance but in terms of strategy and approach."
Recent work: Represented Wagamama in its first application for a 'dark kitchen' premise licence.
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Health & Safety - London (Bar)

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Sarah Le Fevre
Recognised for her health and safety practice, she represents a long list of regulatory authorities such as the HSE and the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority. She has most recently been instructed in numerous prosecutions and inquests by the ORR. Strengths: "She's a very strong lawyer who is fantastic to work with and has superb judgement." "Very thorough and a real team player."
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Inquests & Public Inquiries - London (Bar)

Band 2

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Sarah Le Fevre
Represents clients at all stages of the coronial process and in public law challenges arising from the conduct of inquest proceedings. Her expertise encompasses cases concerning health and safety law, police and hospital-related deaths. She has also made a number of notable appearances in public inquiries.
Strengths: "A sublime advocate, who knows how to pitch things and fights her client's corner fiercely and sensibly." "She is a beautiful advocate and she obviously knows her stuff really well. People stop and listen because her voice craft is great."
Recent work: Acted on behalf of the London Fire Commissioner in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.
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Specialist practitioner in licensing, regulatory, inquest, and public inquiry work, with extensive expertise in public and criminal law. Licensing: instructed to advise and represent licensees, applicants, police and licensing authorities on all matters connected with licensable activity, including sexual entertainment, gambling, alcohol, festivals and entertainment generally, with extensive appellate and High Court practice. Regulatory: appointed since 2012 to ‘A’ List Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health and Safety and Environmental Law; instructed by enforcing authorities, companies and individuals to advise and represent in civil, criminal, administrative and coronial proceedings, with particular expertise in railway, fire, and safety at sports (football) grounds, environmental and water law. Inquests and public inquiries: instructed by bereaved families, public authorities, emergency services, operators, and enforcing authorities to advise and represent at inquests/public inquiries and in related High Court and civil proceedings. Criminal law: prosecution and defence as led and leading junior and alone.

Career

MA (Hons) Cantab (Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic); LLM Public International Law (Distinction); 4 years multiple licensee in Somerset; trained actor (Poor School).

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