- Public Law - welfare, discrimination, local government, community care, housing
- Planning and Environmental Law
- Education Law
Sarah has a wide-ranging public law practice which spans Chambers' core areas. Sarah's work encompasses planning, environmental, education, local government, social welfare and discrimination law.
Sarah's experience covers the appellate courts at all levels including the Supreme Court as well as planning inquiries. She specialises in High Court work acting for claimants and public bodies alike. Notable clients include Natural England, Friends of the Earth and Shelter.
As a member of the Attorney General's C Panel Sarah is regularly instructed by the Government. She is committed to publicly funded work and in appropriate cases acts pro bono.
Sarah has been recognised by Chambers and Partners as a leading practitioner in Planning Law and as one of the leading juniors in planning law under the age of 35 by Planning Magazine. The 2017 edition of Chambers & Partners (2017) described Sarah as:
'a rising junior' in the Planning Law. She is described as having "a very thorough strategic grasp and a light touch" and "she's very good with clients"
Sarah holds an LLM from Harvard University with a specialism in public and urban planning. She is a visiting lecturer at the London School of Economics Cities Programme where she has taught a graduate seminar on 'Law and the City' encompassing planning and human rights law for the past five years. She previously taught Public Law at Queen Mary and City universities and has published widely in academic and practitioner texts.
Sarah is recommended in Chambers & Partners 2017 as a 'rising junior' in Planning Law. She is described as having "a very thorough strategic grasp and a light touch" and "she's very good with clients".
Sarah has also recently been recommended in Education Law. She is described as "an extremely thorough, confident and competent advocate. Sources predict a fine future for her", Chambers & Partners 2014.