Sarah is a trusted advisor to her clients and is experienced in all aspects of family law, including: divorce and separation, cohabitation disputes, financial claims, pre/post-nuptial agreements, Schedule 1 proceedings and private law children matters.
She has particular expertise advising on high value financial claims. She regularly works on cases with trusts, corporate structures, inherited wealth and jurisdictional intricacies.
Sarah’s extensive experience in private law children matters includes: disputes about childcare arrangements, schooling, the child’s name; internal and external relocations; Court of Protection proceedings; and international surrogacy. Sarah is well versed in ADR and typically seeks this route for her clients in the first instance.
- Represented a UHNW individual in financial remedy proceedings and successfully showed that a loss in value of their assets after a number of failed investments was not wilful dissipation.
- Negotiated a settlement for a HNW individual in complex financial remedy proceedings with a jurisdiction dispute, valuation issues, trust structures and confidentiality issues.
- Advised a UHNW individual on a pre-nuptial agreement with assets held in various jurisdictions.
- Advised a parent on financial provision under Schedule 1 where the historic provision totalled several million.
- Enabled a HNW parent to secure contact with their child when the other parent and CAFCASS were advocating for no contact.
- Prevented a parent from unilaterally taking their children out of the jurisdiction and stopped direct contact until the parent addressed their severe mental health issues.
- Re D (A young man)  EWCOP 1
- AP v ALP  EWHC 2758 (Fam)
- Wyatt v Vince  UKSC 14
Sarah studied Law at Cambridge University. She completed the LPC at BPP University (distinction).
Sarah joined Wedlake Bell in May 2023, having trained and qualified at Mishcon de Reya LLP.
Sarah is a member of Resolution, an organisation which believes in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters and campaigns for improvements to the family justice system.
Sarah was named as a “key lawyer” in the Legal 500, 2023.
Sarah mentors sixth form students through ORT JUMP who want to pursue a career in Law. She also supports the Social Mobility Business Partnership, a charitable organisation dedicated to broadening access to the legal and finance professions for secondary state school students from low-income backgrounds.