Sarah Hirech

Barrister

Date of Call: 2012

  • Barrister profile

Sarah became a Tenant in August 2016 after completing her pupillage with Chambers. Prior to pupillage Sarah worked for a year as Assistant Private Secretary to the Advocate General for Scotland in Whitehall. Sarah was called to the Bar in July 2012, after completing a first degree in Applied Business Management at Imperial College London, converting to law and completing the BPTC, obtaining a grade of “Very Competent”. Following the BPTC, Sarah worked for 18 months as a Home Office Presenting Officer in the First-Tier Immigration Tribunal, presenting a wide range of immigration cases on behalf of the Respondent.

Expertise

Family: Care & Children

During pupillage Sarah was exposed to all types of family matters including: private law children disputes, injunctive proceedings under the Family Law Act 1996, care proceedings and matrimonial finance cases.


Contact and Residence disputes under the Children Act 1989

Sarah regularly accepts instructions on behalf of both applicant and respondent parents in private law children matters. Sarah has experience in all areas of child arrangement disputes including cases where there are allegations of domestic violence.

Sarah also has experience in applications for prohibited steps and specific issue orders including in relation to relocation and school attendance.


Domestic violence & injunctions

Sarah has experience in injunctive proceedings under the Family Law Act 1996, dealing with both ex parte and on notice applications and has represented both Applicants and Respondents in these matters.


Public Law / Care and Adoption Proceedings

Sarah has experience in public law matters, both through pupillage and on account of her work in house at a Local Authority Child Care Department. Sarah hopes to continue to develop her practice in this area.


Family: Finance

Divorce & Separation

Sarah regularly accepts instructions in financial remedy applications on behalf of both Applicant and Respondent. She has experience in advising and representing clients from First Directions Appointment through to Final Hearing.


Immigration

Prior to joining Chambers Sarah worked as a Home Office Presenting Officer. Within this role she regularly appeared in the First Tier Immigration Tribunal on behalf of the Respondent, gaining a wealth of experience in immigration law. Sarah has experience dealing with cases including; deportation, asylum, points based system applications, EU applications, Gurkha settlement applications and trafficking cases.

As a tenant, Sarah has completed a number of cases both on behalf of the Appellant and Respondent, in all aspects of immigration law and is keen to continue to accept instructions within this area.


Qualifications

  • Bar Professional Training Course, The University of Law (Very Competent)
  • LL.B(Hons), The University of Law
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, The University of Law
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Business Management, Imperial College London (2.1)

Membership

  • Middle Temple Young Barristers’ Association
  • FLBA
  • ILPA

Awards

  • Lord Diplock Scholarship, Middle Temple (2011)
  • College of Law Scholarship (2011)

Personal Info

Outside of Chambers Sarah enjoys foreign travel and completed a round the world trip prior to the GDL. Sarah also enjoys skiing and is a qualified ballet and tap teacher.