Sarah Ashby > Machins Solicitors LLP > Luton, England > Lawyer Profile

Machins Solicitors LLP
28 Dunstable Road

Work Department

Family (Public Law)




Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 2012 and joined Machins in 2016. She became a partner in 2020. She is a member of the Law Society’s Children’s Panel and a member of Resolution.

Sarah specialises in children’s law. This includes representation of parents, family members, interveners, children’s guardians and direct representation of competent children, in such matters, including complex non-accidental injury of children, sexual abuse, death/murder of parent/family member, neglect and child assessment order applications.

Sarah has extensive experience of acting for children’s guardians, as well as vulnerable adults with learning difficulties who require the use of an intermediary. She also acts in matters before the High Court and the Court of Appeal.


Law Society Children’s Panel

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Private client > Family: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Machins Solicitors LLP is an established family law practice based in Luton which deals with both public and private matters. The team advises in relation to applications for special guardianship orders including international adoption and represent parents and family friends in care proceedings. The department is specialised in dealing with high net-worth individuals in the banking industry with regard to private children proceedings. Co-head Kathryn Ainsworth handles business and financial arrangements while co-head Sarah  Ashby has expertise in child care matters. The ‘astute and pragmaticRichard Phillips is also a key team member.