Ms Sara Sutherland > Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC
Exchange Chambers
M3 3NW

Work Department

Personal Injury; Inquests


Sara is an experienced junior who is regularly instructed in multi track personal injury and clinical negligence cases on behalf of both claimants and defendants. Sara prides herself on providing a proactive, engaging, thorough approach with each case and a robust approach with her opponents.

Having been appointed as an Assistant Coroner in June 2011, Sara acts on behalf of families, medical professionals and health care providers, employers, insurers and care homes. Sara is able to provide advice about any aspect leading up to and including the inquest.

Sara is regularly instructed in cases involving clinical negligence, dealing with cases of surgical and pharmaceutical negligence, dental negligence, misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis, inappropriate treatment and failure to obtain informed consent. Sara prides herself on her client care skills – she is affable, amiable and accessible.


Called 2004; Assistant Deputy Coroner (2011)


  • Leeds Girls High School
  • Undergraduate Degree: 2:1 BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Stirling
  • Post graduate Diploma in Law at Manchester Metropolitan University, Very Competent
  • Bar Vocational Course, Manchester Metropolitan University, Very Competent

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Inquests and inquiries

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Sara SutherlandExchange ChambersSara displays an excellent level of knowledge, supported by bags of common sense with intuition on when to be empathetic and sympathetic and when to attack!

Exchange Chambers has ‘strength in depth‘ and counsel are always of a ‘high quality‘. Key areas of expertise include inquests and inquiries relating to deaths in police and prison custody, fatal accidents at work and deaths in psychiatric institutions. Louis Browne QC has substantial experience acting for families and public sector clients at inquests, and Sara Sutherland handles cases that involve deaths in clinical settings.

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Personal injury

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Sara SutherlandExchange ChambersSara is very knowledgeable and confident in her approach in dealing with tricky cases. She puts her skills from Coronial Court to great use in dealing with her clients and the families of her clients.