Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Sarah was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2019. She enjoys a varied practice with a particular focus on cases in the criminal, civil and commercial litigation, probate, judicial review and public inquiry spheres.
Sarah appears regularly in the Magistrates’, County and High Courts on behalf of both Defendants and Prosecuting Bodies.
Sarah has appeared on behalf of both Plaintiffs and Defendants in the County Court Arena in respect of personal injury matters, landlord/tenant disputes, contractual disputes and protection from harassment actions.
Sarah also has an interest in public inquiries, judicial review and inquests. She has been instructed on behalf of both private and public sector clients.
Sarah has gained experience in Judicial Review matters before the High Court and Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland.
- Chairperson of the Young Bar Association 2022-2023
- Secretary of the Pro Bono Choir
- Committee Member of the Rule of Law Committee
- Young Bar Representative on the Criminal Bar Association Committee 2022-2024
Sarah was appointed to the Government Legal Service Northern Ireland (GLSNI)
Civil Panel of Counsel in 2023.
2018; LL.B (Hons) Common and Civil Law with French (2:1), Queen’s University, Belfast.
2016-2017; Erasmus Study Programme - French and European Law, Université Toulouse 1 Capitole.
2019; Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies (Distinction), Institute of Professional Legal Studies.
2019; Called to the Bar of Northern Ireland
Professional Memberships and Awards
- John P.B. Maxwell Scholar
- Tyrone Prize (Highest Result in County Court Module, IPLS)
- Williamson Trust Fund Prize (Highest Exit Examination Result, IPLS)
Whilst studying at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Sarah was chosen to compete at the International Negotiation Competition in Tokyo, Japan.
She was also chosen to compete on behalf of the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in the Faculty of Advocates and Northern Ireland Bar Moot Competition, hosted by the Faculty of Advocates, Scotland.
Sarah is fluent in French and speaks Spanish proficiently.