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Sarah's criminal practice includes murders, manslaughters, rape, drug importation and supply, and money laundering. She represents activists from a wide range of protest actions including climate change, animal rights, and anti war. She regularly advises in criminal appeals, including to the Privy Council and to the Criminal Cases Review Commission. Sarah is an advocacy trainer for Gray's Inn and is listed as a leading junior in the Chambers and Partners 2011 directory. Recent/ongoing cases include: R v Dodgeon - university lecturer convicted of possession of Class A drugs taken by a 14 year old who died as a result; R v Melton and ors - conspiracy to rape and kidnap children, based on internet material; R v Pawling and others - representing a climate change activist, charged with conspiracy to occupy one of the largest British coal fired power stations, the prosecution of whom was abandoned after defence legal submissions on disclosure and abuse in the light of the activities of the undercover police officer Mark Kennedy; R v Barkshire and others representing 20 climate change protesters in the first prosecution of the same conspiracy, running a defence of necessity at trial and in further proceedings following from the outcome of the DPP ordered review and the IPCC report; R v Shire (2010) - fatal shooting of a Camden schoolboy, successfully representing one of three members of same family tried for murder; R v Avery (2008-2009) - SHAC conspiracy to blackmail companies associated with Huntingdon Life Sciences; R v Goodyear (2009) prosecution of 'Sequani' animal rights activists in the first trial under s145 of SOCPA 2005; R v Weddell, (2009) the Metropolitan police inspector accused of killing his wife and mother-in-law; R v Vincent ('So Solid Crew' murder retrials, 2006).
Called 1996; Gray's Inn.
Criminal Bar Association.
University of Sussex (BA Hons, sociology, 2:1); University of Brighton (CPE, commendation); ICSL (BVC, very competent).