Sarah started a criminal pupillage with us in November 2018. She is gaining extensive experience in a variety of criminal matters with hands-on Crown Court and Magistrates Court experience under the supervision of Ronnie Manek and with our Higher Court Advocates.
Sarah will also be a police station representative as well as carry out prison adjudications in her second six.
Prior to joining GT Stewart Solicitors & Advocates, Sarah was in court daily acting as a Family Court advocate where she represented legally aided clients in domestic violence and children proceedings involving domestic violence, both at trial and in interim hearings. Sarah is very approachable, and always ensures that her clients fully understand court proceedings and the strengths and weaknesses of their cases to allow them to make fully informed decisions. She is a confident advocate who is committed to representing her clients’ interests actively.
Sarah was also a personal assistant to a leading silk whose practice focused on Crime, Actions Against the Police, Immigration and Inquests. Sarah gained extensive experience drafting applications and opening notes, and assisting with case preparation and trial strategy in criminal proceedings, including sexual offences and murder trials. She also carried out work on appeals to the Court of Appeal against conviction and sentence.
She had previously volunteered with the Prisoners’ Advice Service for two years and advised prisoners on all matters relating to their detention and their rights as prisoners.
The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
Criminal Bar Association
Education and qualifications:
BA (Hons) Criminology and Law
Graduate Diploma in Law
Bar Professional Training Course (Very Competent)
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