Sarah Regan > Albion Chambers > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile
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A specialist in criminal law, Sarah has an established practice in both prosecution and defence work, often prosecuting as a sole and leading junior in cases defended by Queen’s Counsel. She is a CPS Grade 4 Prosecutor, a member of the Specialist Rape and Serious Crime Group Panels and is regularly briefed on behalf of the Complex Casework Unit. Sarah specialises in cases of serious sexual and violent assault and those involving victims of domestic abuse, although she has substantial experience of the full range of criminal offences including manslaughter and murder. She is regularly briefed in cases with vulnerable, young, or traumatised victims and/or defendants, as well as cases involving witnesses or defendants with severe mental-health and psychological issues. She has substantial experience of cases requiring special measures to assist one of the parties, including the use of intermediaries and applications for anonymity or for evidence to be given from a remote location. She is regularly requested to advise on issues of fitness to plead and stand trial, as well as the availability of the defence of insanity and other mental health defences. She has a respected practice prosecuting public officials for misconduct such as police and prison officers. Sarah has an interest in cases involving novel and complex issues of disclosure and has substantial experience of cases involving issues of PII.
Called 2000; Lincoln’s Inn.
Western Circuit; CBA.
University of West of England (LLB (Hons)).
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2
Praised by instructing solicitors as ‘a long established and central part of the criminal Bar in Bristol‘, Albion Chambers has ‘a wide choice of extremely able counsel‘. Kate Brunner KC recently acted for the only defendant acquitted of murder in a multi-handed trial, in which five people were charged with stabbing a 29-year-old man nine times at a silent disco in Bristol. At the junior end of chambers, head of the team Sarah Regan prosecutes and defends in cases involving serious violent and sexual offences; Edward Hetherington ‘has an excellent manner and approaches every case in a way that is accessible and relatable‘; and Charley Pattison ‘has a natural charm to her advocacy even in front of courts that might be expected to be hostile to her case‘.