Sarah Regan > Chambers of Adam Vaitilingam QC > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Adam Vaitilingam QC
Albion Chambers
BROAD STREET
BRISTOL
BS1 1DR
England

Position

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.

Career

Called 2000; Lincoln’s Inn.

Memberships

Western Circuit; CBA.

Education

University of West of England (LLB (Hons)).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

Bristol’s Albion Chambers is best known for its criminal and family expertise, as well as regulatory work. In recent news, Matt Jackson , an employmentcivil, and crime specialist, has joined from 10KBW. Also of note, Sarah Regan and David Chidgey have been appointed as Crown Court Recorders; Chidgey has is also to sit as a Deputy District Judge on the Western Circuit along with Deborah Dinan-Hayward.