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Practice Areas

Financial Crime and money laundering, Financial Remedies (family), Confiscation and Restraint.


Sarah specialises in criminal and family matters involving high-value assets and complex financial arrangements. In her criminal work, she is a well-respected jury advocate known for her experience of prosecuting and defending lengthy, complex, high-value fraud and money laundering cases. She uses the skills acquired in this area in the family courts where she specialises in financial remedy work.

In her POCA work Sarah has a detailed knowledge of restraint, confiscation and enforcement proceedings. Sarah is one of a handful of barristers with experience of cases where there are contemporaneous family financial proceedings and criminal POCA claims. She has the knowledge and understanding to advise and represent clients in both sets of proceedings and provides practical and realistic advice to clients. Sarah frequently appears in both the High Court and the Family Court in this area of work and is regularly instructed to act on behalf of either a party or the CPS as the intervener in the proceedings.

She is known for her attention to detail, work ethic and ability to find a practical solution to a problem.

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