Sarah Magill > 9BR Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

9BR Chambers
11/12 South Square, Gray's Inn

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Sarah Magill specialises in serious organised crime, court martial and inquests. She maintains a practice that involves both defending and prosecuting serious criminal matters. She is a robust criminal practitioner with a proven record in dealing with heavyweight cases. She is regularly instructed in multiple defendant violence, firearms, drug and money laundering cases requiring meticulous analysis of complex case papers. She has extensive experience in the sensitive handling of vulnerable defendants and witnesses. Sarah also accepts instructions in disciplinary matters and has appeared for the General Medical Council.

Called to the Bar in 2016 as a transferring duty-qualified solicitor-advocate, she also regularly appears in courts martial and is frequently called upon to defend former and serving members of the military facing prosecution in civilian courts.

Sarah is on the serious organised crime and fraud panels and was appointed to the level 3 CPS general criminal panel in 2018.  Sarah is also on the specialist regulatory panel which enables her to prosecute on behalf of various regulators including the Health and Safety Executive and the Environment Agency.

Sarah is as adept at defending youths and vulnerable defendants as she is senior members of the armed forces, high-net-worth individuals and businesses.  She has a working knowledge of the prison estate and deploys this experience when instructed in cases involving offences occurring in prisons as well as inquests into deaths in custody.

Prior to qualification as a practitioner, Sarah worked within the field of forensic mental health, providing tier-1 support to individuals in prison and the community, Sarah regularly draws upon this unique experience.

During her time reading Law at Cardiff University, Sarah led an Innocence Project team who were responsible for the casework that ultimately led to a murder conviction being successfully overturned at the Court of Appeal, a first for such a team in British legal history.


Called 2016

CPS Panel (Grade 3)

CPS Fraud Panel (Grade 2)

CPS Serious Crime Panel (Grade 3)

Specialist Regulatory Advocate Panel

Association of Military Court Advocates