clever and cool-headed
Sara is a property and commercial specialist who is equally at home in a domestic or an international context. She brings particular expertise to matters involving insolvency, issues arising in relation to property development and disputes concerning ownership of and rights in land.
Sara manages to combine a friendly and accessible approach with a keen practical and business sense, regularly managing complex factual and legal disputes whilst tailoring her legal advice to the reality of the client’s situation and coming up with inventive solutions. As well as being in demand as a specialist adviser, she is particularly highly regarded as an advocate whether in court, arbitration, planning hearings, or before the various specialist property and commercial tribunals.
Sara is also a qualified mediator, and is available to conduct mediations in most types of property, inheritance or business dispute. She has considerable experience and an impressive rate of success as a mediator and as a mediation-advocate. Please see her separate mediation profile.
When not being a barrister or mediating, Sara’s time is divided between a range of musical activities, running around muddy fields umpiring women’s lacrosse, attempting to improve her rowing technique, and waiting for hope to triumph over despair as a fan of West Ham United.
Commercial Landlord & Tenant
Development & Planning
Leasehold & Leasehold Management
Real Property & Mortgages
Trusts of Land
Contentious Probate & Inheritance Act Claims
- Civil Mediation Council
- The Property Mediators
- Property Bar Association
- Chancery Bar Association
Cousins: Law of Mortgages (Sweet & Maxwell, 3rd edition – 2010)
- LLB (Hons)
- Accredited Mediator
Legal 500 recommends Sara as a Mediator.
Bar Pro Bono Unit Reviewer