Sarah Martin > Barr Ellison LLP > Cambridge, England > Lawyer Profile

Barr Ellison LLP

Work Department

Family and Divorce


Sarah is Head of the Family Law Team at Barr Ellison and has significant experience as a divorce and family law solicitor. A specialist in dealing with financial claims that arise upon relationship breakdown, Sarah frequently acts for high net worth individuals with extensive trusts, business and pension assets.

For those seeking to preserve property assets or pre-acquired wealth upon marriage or setting up home together, Sarah provides comprehensive advice in respect of wealth protection options, including pre- and post-nuptial agreements and living together agreements.

Supported by an in-house team, Sarah is also appointed as a professional Trustee in respect of family and personal injury trusts.

Sarah deals with arrangements for children on a relationship breakdown, providing sensible and practical advice and assistance to those seeking to secure a solution whether that is by way of agreement between parents or contested child arrangements proceedings, applications to remove from the jurisdiction, prohibitive steps or specific issue orders.


Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and is a member of Resolution. Sarah is listed as a leading lawyer by Wiselaw. Sarah joined Barr Ellison in 2015 from a Band 1 (Chambers) black country firm and became a Partner in August 2017.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Private client > Family

I cannot praise the company highly enough‘, says one client of Barr Ellison LLP in Cambridge, where lead partner Sarah Martin and associate Karen Anker are ‘friendly, understanding, competent, and get the job done to the best possible result’. The ‘calm, measured and clearly experienced’ Anker is a specialist family and wealth protection lawyer who frequently handles mid-range financial claims on divorce. The ‘experienced, knowledgeable and thoroughly professional’ Martin acts for numerous high-net-worth individuals, academics, and entrepreneurs.