Sarah Read > Chambers of Martin Rutherford QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Martin Rutherford QC
15 New Bridge Street
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Sarah is a criminal law specialist. She is known for her meticulous preparation, tenacious and persuasive advocacy and her sensitive and personable approach. Sarah has significant expertise in dealing with vulnerable witnesses and defendants.



Sarah has a particular expertise in representing defendants charged with serious sexual allegations, including rape and online child abuse offences.

Sarah is also regularly instructed in cases that involve the full range of criminal conduct including drugs offences, serious violent crime and public disorder, matters of dishonesty and fraud. Sarah also represents prisoners in parole hearings and advises on issues that arise during prison life.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Sarah worked for a solicitors’ firm gaining experience in serious cases in the Crown Court. She was also a legal adviser to the magistrates’ court.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Sarah Read15 New Bridge StreetSarah has a wonderful stillness to her advocacy. She emits an aura of calm and reassurance which is reflected in her measured responses to judicial intervention. She remains unflustered under fire. Her preparation and grasp of the detail of a case are first class and her client care second to none. The defendant she represented received a five star service in terms of client care.