Sarah is an Associate in our first tier Family team specialising in all areas of private family law.
Sarah has expertise in the following areas:
Financial arrangements upon divorce and/or separation;
Asset protection work including prenuptial, cohabitation and postnuptial agreements;
Disputes arising from unmarried relationships including finances, properties and children.
Private law Children Act proceedings including financial provision for children under Schedule 1 and
applications for contact arrangements, specific issue and prohibited steps orders.
Sarah has also been instructed to deal with injunctive proceedings for non-molestation and
occupation orders to secure living arrangements and ensure the prevention of harassment after the
breakdown of a relationship.
Sarah is able to build an excellent rapport with clients who have described her as ‘expressing sympathy and understanding in such a genuine way whilst keeping a close eye on the financial complexities’ and ‘efficient, professional, proactive – Sarah went the extra mile at every stage.’
Sarah joined Clarke Willmott in May 2017 having trained with a Legal 500 law firm in London. She qualified in August 2017 having specialised in family law for a full year of her training contract. Sarah attended the University of Bristol and the University of Law in Bristol.
Sarah is a committee member of Resolution’s Cohabitation committee, a member of Bristol Young Resolution, Bristol Young Professionals and the Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society.
Advising clients in respect of divorce, financial remedy proceedings and matters relating to children
where there is a history of abuse and coercive controlling behaviour.
Assisting unmarried clients on the breakdown of their relationship and determining how to deal with
assets held joint names or the sole name of one party including business assets.
Negotiating the terms of separation agreements to ensure the protection of assets of significant value.
Advising high net worth clients in respect of both divorce proceedings and financial settlement with an
overriding objective to achieve an ‘out of court’ settlement.
Successfully assisting clients to secure or regulate contact arrangements, effect or prevent a change
of schools and secure relocations for their children.