Sarah is a senior criminal practitioner instructed to prosecute and defend.

Sarah is frequently instructed at an early stage in an investigation (often pre-charge) to provide guidance to the Police and the CPS in case preparation. She is a highly regarded part of the prosecution team and is known for her meticulous preparation. She is hard working and committed.

Sarah is routinely instructed in difficult and serious sexual offences cases involving contemporary and historic allegations. She is well respected for her sensitivity dealing with witnesses and defendants with mental health issues and other vulnerabilities. A significant volume of Sarah’s work in this area of expertise has involved professionals (eg social workers, teachers, foster carers and religious leaders) accused of serious sexual offences. She is very experienced in dealing with complex disclosure matters in cases of this kind.

Sarah practices predominantly in Nottingham, but also across the East Midlands.

CPS Panel appointments

General Crime Level 4
RASSO Level 4

Key cases & testimonials

R v Barrow – Nottingham Crown Court – 2023 (led Junior)
Murder of mother and her two young children by arson attack on their home at night.

R v Jessop – Nottingham Crown Court – 2023 (Led Junior)
Murder in Colston Bassett of partner in her own home late at night following breakdown of short relationship.

R v Singh – Nottingham Crown Court – 2021 (Junior alone) Attempted Murder of hospital nurse at Highbury Hospital.

R v Green – Lincoln Crown Court – 2022
Serious sexual abuse of a mother and daughter.

R v Pipe – Nottingham Crown Court – 2021 (Leading Junior)
Housemaster committing historic sexual abuse of boys at a residential children’s home.

Sarah is engaged by the prosecuting authorities on difficult and sensitive cases for good reason - sympathetic and closely attuned to the demands that they place on counsel.Legal 500 2023
Sarah is a good prosecutor. Chambers UK 2023
Calm, thorough, with excellent communication skills. A silk in the making.Legal 500 2022
Commended for her professionalism, dedication & commitment whilst working on a case involving sexual abuse of a child. Her efforts leading the prosecution & presenting to a jury were tremendous. Derbyshire Police 2018

Further information


CPS Level 4 Prosecutor
CPS Special Panel Advocate Rape and Serious Sexual Offences
Criminal Bar Association
Midland Circuit Middle Temple Former Chair of the Nottingham Bar Mess
Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire Commendation – 2012
Chief Constable of Derbyshire Commendation – 2018