Sarah is regularly instructed alone to defend in cases of fraud, drug trafficking and rape. She has recently been led in cases including allegations of murder, cocaine importation and human trafficking.
- She has defended in cases of significant complexity requiring careful handling of both clients and witnesses.
- Her written advocacy is first rate; her ‘elegant’ and ‘economical’ drafting has been recognised by the Court of Appeal.
- She is particularly sought-after in cases where complex disclosure issues are likely to arise owing to the very extensive experience she has gained from her prosecution work.
R v HD
The defendant was the partner of a man who orchestrated a series of burglaries of high-end jewellers. After a lengthy surveillance operation she was charged with conspiracy to handle stolen goods and proceeds of crime offences.
R v KS
The defendant was prosecuted for joint enterprise murder arising from a gang-related stabbing over a drug debt.
R v JU
Represented the lead defendant in a multi-handed case of sex trafficking and repeated rape of a thirteen-year-old girl.
R v AF
Represented a woman charged with perjury and perverting the course of justice after allegedly lying on oath in a murder trial to protect a relative.
R v TF
Represented a child prostitute charged with inciting child prostitution after encouraging a friend to come and work with her at the behest of her pimp. Indictment stayed for abuse of process.