Sarah is a volunteer at the Harrogate and Child Contact Centre and is a long-standing member of the Harrogate Collaborative Law Group. Sarah also volunteers in community mediation through Arch Mediation Services.
After an LLB Hons from Liverpool University, Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 1996. She has been working exclusively in family law almost since the outset, practising in London until she re-located with her family to North Yorkshire in 2008. She also gained a BSc in Psychology in 2003.
Sarah’s experience is particularly in financial work including company interests, foreign assets and pensions. The majority of her cases involve an asset base in excess of £1 million. She has worked on a wide range of children cases including removal from the jurisdiction, relocation within the UK, specific issues regarding medical treatment and schooling as well as being able to call on twenty years’ experience in helping couples work out day to day arrangements of where children should live and how they will spend time with both parents. She is an advocate for pre-nuptial and co-habitation agreements and enjoys working creatively and collaboratively at the beginning of a relationship to help try and avoid problems at the end. She is widely acknowledged and praised for her empathy and professionalism. Her collaborative work and mediation practice are very important to her.
Outside the office Sarah’s best thing is spending time with her husband and son. She is a regular runner (as far as a half marathon if it’s for a good cause) and dog walker. She loves food (cooking and consuming), good live music and fits in some reading and piano practice occasionally.