Barrister Profile



Year of Call: 2021

Main Areas of Practice

Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Criminal Law
Family Law


Sarah was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2021. Prior to being called to the bar Sarah worked in a range of public sector roles. This included managing the delivery of national leadership development programs for senior law enforcement, strategic reviews and inquiries, as well as various policy advisory roles.

Sarah’s main areas of expertise are within criminal and public law. Sarah has extensive experience in dealing with complex needs, learning difficulties and mental health matters and has a particular interest in the representation of clients with diverse needs.

Sarah has completed a number of professional courses during her time in public sector to assist with understanding and communicating with learning difficulties, including being accredited in sign language.


2002; BA (Hons) Criminology

2003; Certificate in Mediation practice

2017; PG Dip in Law (GDL)

2017; Diploma in Education

2018; LLM Queens University Belfast in Human Rights

2021; PG Dip Professional Legal Studies

Recipient of the IPLS Megaw Advocacy prize, Bencher’s moot finalist and Inn of Court scholar.


Sarah completed a mixed pupillage with a range of family, criminal and civil work. Sarah is currently accepting instructions in all areas of practice.

Sarah currently lectures at undergraduate level part time in criminal law for Ulster University.