Sarah is a specialist housing, property and local government barrister. She became chair of the Social Housing Law Association in January 2019.
She is instructed in matters concerning possession, injunctive relief and homelessness. Her caseload involves all aspects of housing law including anti-social behaviour, gaining tenancies by deception, subletting and failed successions. She regularly deals with cases raising issues of capacity, judicial review claims, public law defences and the Equality Act 2010. She also has experience in cases concerning the EPA 1990, allocations, Gypsy and Traveller law, welfare benefits, private landlord and tenant, leasehold issues and disrepair.
Key cases include SS and SA v Birmingham CC  H.L.R. 6 and Royal Borough of Greenwich v Charlotte Tuitt  HLR 10.
As chair of the Social Housing Law Association, she is currently part of the JUSTICE housing disputes working party. In 2018 she was part of the advisory board for the report ‘Closing the Gaps: Health and Safety in Housing’, commissioned by Shelter.
SHLA, HLPA, ALBA, HRLA and PBA
Contributor – Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents, vol 24(1) Landlord and Tenant (Social Housing) and Assistant Editor – Encyclopaedia of Housing Law (2012 – March 2017)