Miss Sara Wyeth > Chambers of Elizabeth Isaacs KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Elizabeth Isaacs KC
St Ives Chambers
1-3 WHITTALL STREET
BIRMINGHAM
B4 6DH
England

Work Department

Sara Wyeth is a barrister specialising in Criminal Law.

Position

Year of Call: 2013

Career

Sara prosecutes and defends in the Crown Court and is regularly instructed across the most serious of cases, including murder and serious violence, sexual offences, drug offences, and financial crime.

Sara is on the CPS Advocates Panel at Level 3. She recently completed a secondment to the Crown Court Unit of the Crown Prosecution Service (West Midlands), during which she was entrusted to undertake high-level charging decision involving complex investigations and dynamic public interest considerations. These included murder and serious gang violence.

Sara recently moved to St Ives Chambers, having been a tenant at a leading Legal 500 set in London.

 

Notable recent instructions

R v Chalk & Chaplin [2022] EWCA Crim 43 – Court of Appeal for the Appellant in appeal against sentence relating to grooming offences where the victim was an undercover police officer; case gives comprehensive guidance following Gould on the exercise of s 66 Courts Act 2003

Operation Arke (2022 ongoing) – led junior in a multi-handed drug trafficking case

Operation Baritone (2022 ongoing) – led junior in a multi-handed conspiracy to murder

R v P (2022 ongoing) – junior alone defending a client accused of multiple counts of sexual activity with children

R v L (2022 ongoing) – junior alone defending a client accused of money laundering just under a million pounds

M v M (2022) – disclosure counsel in a private prosecution leading to the first conviction for ‘controlling and coercive behaviour’ including the withholding of a religious divorce

Memberships

The Midlands Circuit

The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

Criminal Bar Association

Education

BPTC, Kaplan Law School, London

LL.M in Public International Law, Leiden University

LL.B (Hons), Durham University (St Mary’s College)

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Sara WyethSt Ives Chambers ‘Sara is unflappable, measured, and bright. She is extremely bright, and succinct in her submissions. She endears herself to judge and jury very easily.’