Sarah Haren  QC > Chambers of Henry Harrod > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Henry Harrod
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Barrister with a practice incorporating a wide range of Chancery work, both contentious and non-contentious, primarily comprising: probate and the administration of estates, claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, trusts and related taxation, Court of protection matters and property disputes (particularly those involving questions of trust or estoppel). She regularly appears in the Court of Protection as well as the High Court and county courts. She also has experience of litigation in the Cayman Islands. Notable cases include: Re JMA [2018] EWCOP 19; Akyuz v Akyuz [2017] EWHC 2726 (Fam); Graham-York v York [2015] EWCA Civ. 72; Simon v Byford and ors [2014] EWCA Civ 280; Pullan v Wilson [2014] EWHC 126 (Ch); Bennett v Petit [2013] EWHC 988 (Ch); Gorbunova v Berezovsky [2013] EWHC 76 (Ch); JSC Aeroflot v Berezovsky [2013] EWHC 1210 (Ch); Wood v Gorbunova [2013] EWHC 1935 (Ch); Simon v Byford and others [2013] EWHC 1490 (Ch); ;TWM Trust Corporation Ltd v Attorney General & ors [2010] All ER D 139.


Qualified 1999, Middle Temple. Co-authored the 6th Ed. of ‘Partnership’ (Bloomsbury) 2020. Contributor to volume 30(1) of Atkins’ ‘Court Forms’ (2017) ‘Partnership and Firms – Insolvency and to volume 30(1), (2) and (3) of the Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents on Partnership (2018)


Chancery Bar Association; Property Bar Association; ACTAPS.


Wesley College, Dublin; University College, Oxford (1997 BA Hons Jurisprudence); University College, Oxford (1999 BCL).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

(2021 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Sarah Haren QC5 Stone BuildingsAn exceptionally hardworking new silk, who keeps her composure under pressure.

The ‘fantastic5 Stone Buildings has ‘a number of high quality Court of Protection practitioners at all levels, from very junior to silk.’ Tracey Angus QC is ‘an expert in her field‘ and ‘a brilliant team player‘, with ‘excellent powers of analysis‘. Penelope Reed QC is ‘calm, persuasive, firm and technically excellent‘, and ‘masterful in court, able to handle the most difficult judge‘. David Rees QC and Ruth Hughes appeared for multiple parties in Re ACC & Others, a test case concerning issues of potential conflicts of interest that could arise when a professional deputy instructs their own law firm to carry out work for a person who is subject to a deputyship order. Barbara Rich has extensive expertise in advising on statutory wills and property-related issues. The senior end was bolstered by Sarah Haren QC‘s elevation to silk in March 2021.

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

(2021 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Sarah Haren QC5 Stone BuildingsVery calm and measured. She has a depth of knowledge and experience which she brings to bear on every case she’s involved in – a manner that reassures clients that she know what she is talking about (which she does).

5 Stone Buildings is one of the ‘best traditional Chancery sets.’ In one major case Penelope Reed QC acted for Alan Graham through his litigation friend in a case whereby the court ordered the rectification of four trusts that had been established in the British Virgin Islands Graham v Lynch.  Tracey Angus QC acted for the Michael Cowan Foundation in Cowan v Foreman,  an Inheritance Act claim over an estate worth over £20m with issues concerning time limit extensions. At the senior end the set was strengthened even further when Sarah Haren QC took silk in 2021.