Sarah Barber

Pupil

Date of Call: 2018

  • Barrister profile

Sarah was called to the Bar in 2018 after obtaining a ‘Very Competent’ grade on the BPTC.

Prior to pupillage, Sarah provided assistance to solicitors in child law matters, working as a Paralegal for a Local Authority and then for a local firm of solicitors, specialising in child care law. Sarah has also held voluntary positions with both the National Centre for Domestic Violence and the Witness Service in the Magistrates’ Court.

Expertise

Family: Care & Children

Domestic violence & injunctions

Family Law Act: Sarah volunteered with the National Centre for Domestic Violence, preparing witness statements for use in ex-parte applications for non-molestation and occupation orders.

Civil Law: Sarah worked previously as a legal assistant to counsel assisting on matters of property law, specifically dealing with service charge disputes and professional negligence claims against housing associations.


Public Law / Care and Adoption Proceedings

Sarah regularly represented clients at pre-proceedings (PLO) meetings with Children’s Services across Hampshire, Surrey and Wiltshire. Sarah is experienced in dealing with care proceedings and has experience of private law children matters, having assisted in applications for Special Guardianship Orders for extended family members.


Qualifications

  • 2:1 Undergraduate Law Degree from University of Southampton
  • Very Competent BPTC

Awards

  • Lincoln’s Inn Cassell Scholar (2017-18)
  • University of Southampton Academic Scholarship (2013-16)

Personal Info

Sarah enjoys keeping fit and goes kickboxing on a regular basis. She also enjoys watching women’s football and travelling abroad.