Sarah Fairbairn > Chambers of David Josse KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of David Josse KC
5 St Andrews Hill
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Work Department

Sarah specialises in criminal defence and accepts instructions in related areas.


Sarah is a barrister practising in all areas of criminal law, with a particular focus on criminal defence. She has developed a busy Crown Court practice, spanning a wide range of offences.

Sarah also accepts instructions in family and regulatory work.

Here is what some of those who have worked with Sarah have to say about her:

“Miss Fairbairn seems naturally able from the outset to follow the correct approach with clients and to deliver excellent advice in the most suitable manner to achieve the best possible outcome for them. She has further proven to have a knack for spotting weak areas in the opposition’s case and to be a talented negotiator. Whenever I have the good fortune of instructing Miss Fairbairn, I can be assured of a great result, whatever the circumstances.”

“I was extremely taken by Miss Fairbairn’s excellent Court manner. It was abundantly clear to me that Miss Fairbairn had an excellent grasp of the evidence. Miss Fairbairn is very obviously highly articulate and exceptionally engaging.”



  • Called to the Bar 2017



  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Inner Temple
  • Women in Criminal Law
  • Young Legal Aid Lawyers


  • BPP Law School – BPTC – Outstanding.
  • University of Leeds – Law with Australian Legal Studies (LLB) – 2:1.
  • BPP Law School Leeds Advanced Criminal Litigation award.
  • BPP Law School Leeds Outstanding Contribution to Pro Bono award.