Sarah is an impressive senior junior, in demand for matters requiring a sharp intellect, sensitivity and fast strategic thinking, and has a reputation for success in cases widely regarded as unwinnable. Her practice is overwhelmingly heavyweight crime, in particular serious sexual allegations, homicide and near-fatal violence, high-value money laundering, large-scale drugs matters and criminal appeals. She is adept at working with acute or multiple vulnerabilities in clients and witnesses alike. Sarah is a first choice to defend in matters of a highly emotive nature, and those with risks of significant reputational damage; she provides advice to individual and corporate clients on both substantive and ancillary issues.
Her recent work has included acting as junior in the defence of the alleged head of a vast class A drugs conspiracy, a case in which the persistence of the defence team resulted in the Prosecution conceding that disclosure was compromised and no evidence was offered.
In a complex and highly sensitive case of familial abuse, involving multiple complainants and serious mental health concerns, Sarah was instructed by her solicitor and entrusted by leading Queen’s Counsel to undertake cross-examination of complainants, witnesses in chief and crucial submissions, which she did with notable success.