Sarah came to the Bar following 14 years chairing adult Magistrates' courts in Buckinghamshire and sitting on appeals at Aylesbury Crown Court. She completed her pupillage in-house with Reeds Solicitors in Oxford and Reading.
During pupillage Sarah drafted successful grounds of appeal for a case involving funding for terrorism, the judgment for which is now included in Blackstones. Also during pupillage Sarah established that four soldiers had a defence of horseplay which led to their acquittal at trial for GBH. Sarah has been instructed in cases involving the supply of drugs and conspiracy to supply drugs, violent offences, dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving, burglary, fraud and sexual offences including voyeurism, offences against children and stalking.
She is trained to understand the needs of young and vulnerable witnesses and is particularly skilled in working with young offenders.
Appointments & Memberships
- Member of Denning Society Lincoln's Inn
- Member of Criminal Bar Association
- Member of Supplemental List (Justice of the Peace)
R v M 2019 Military Court Bulford
established defence of horseplay for three defendants facing court martial for GBH in the military court. Prosecution offered no evidence at trial.
R v B 2019 Reading Youth Court
successful application to discharge sexual harm prevention order for youth where the order was affecting his job prospects and future.
R v FJ 2019 Winchester Crown Court
after successful cross-examination of drug expert witness, client was acquitted of possession with intent to supply psychoactive substances when in possession of 600 cannisters of nitrous oxide.
R v H 2020 Reading Crown Court
following the pursuit of further undisclosed video evidence from the prosecution at trial, the defendant was acquitted of a robbery charge.
R v P 2020 Winchester Crown Court
successful defence at trial of non-English speaking client accused of domestic burglary.
R v C 2020 - Reading Youth Court
successful defence of youth accused of robbery. The prosecution eventually offered no evidence at trial.
R v M 2021 Oxford Crown Court
prosecution witnesses discredited leading to acquittal of client facing a charge of ABH within a prison.