Ms Sarah Barr-Young > Stowe Family Law LLP > Ilkley, England > Lawyer Profile

Stowe Family Law LLP
Offshoot House, 68 The Grove
LS29 9PA

Work Department

Leeds, Ilkley and Huddersfield offices


Managing Partner


As the Managing Partner of Stowe’s Leeds, Huddersfield and Ilkley office, Sarah has far-reaching experience in family law, specialising in financial remedies and private law children matters.

Widely regarded for her expertise in complex cases, Sarah advises individuals with substantial income and assets, often with an international element, along with a variety of financial, business, and trust structures. She is also known for her experience in challenging Child Law matters often involving allegations of abuse, parental alienation and safeguarding issues. 

Sarah’s key strengths in practice come from her robust and technical approach combined with the ability to build a rapport with vulnerable, and often very distressed clients. 

She is frequently chosen for her empathy and unrivalled approachability and as such a large section of her caseload is driven by personal recommendations.




Sarah was educated at The Mount School in York and the University of Glasgow, where she studied History of Art and achieved a MA 2:1 Honours. She did her LLB at the College of Law in York before joining Stowe Family Law LLP as a paralegal.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Private client > Family: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire

At Stowe Family Law LLP, the key names in the region are Yorkshire regional director Rachel Roberts, senior partner Julian Hawkhead and Ilkley and Leeds managing partner Sarah Barr-Young. The practice has a number of niche specialisms such as adoption, surrogacy, TOLATA, same-sex relationships and Sharia law. In addition, in order to complement such work, the firm operates an in-house forensic accountancy team that effectively ‘unravel’ complex financial situations. Moreover, clients can benefit from its expertise in high-net-worth financial cases pertaining to prenuptials and complex ‘intervenor’ matters. Christopher Birch is the lead partner for Harrogate, Beverley, York and Malton