Sarah Hopkinson > Ropewalk Chambers > Nottingham, England > Barrister Profile

Ropewalk Chambers

Work Department

Personal injury, counter fraud, costs and litigation funding, disease, credit hire, motor.


Sarah enjoys a busy civil practice alongside sitting as a Deputy District Judge on the Midland Circuit.

She is ranked by the Legal 500 as a leading junior in personal injury work, where she is praised for her “thorough and pragmatic” approach and “strong breadth of knowledge”.

Sarah practises principally in personal injury-related claims, including disease work, and in counter fraud and credit hire.

Sarah prides herself on her analytical ability and attention to detail.  Both in her trial preparation and when advising, Sarah is adept at working her way through voluminous documents to identify and master the key issues.

Sarah is a well-prepared and forensic advocate, and considers herself to be balanced and approachable to her lay and professional clients.

Sarah studied law at the University of Sheffield, where she won the university’s mooting competition in her first semester and received a high distinction for her third year spent studying in Australia.  She graduated with a 2:1 degree and the University of Sheffield’s Graduate Award.

Sarah completed the BPTC at Nottingham Law School and was graded Outstanding, receiving the Taylor Prize for achieving the highest overall marks in her year.


Called 2013


  • LLB, University of Sheffield


Away from the Bar, Sarah enjoys good food and travel.  She recently returned to practice following a year-long sabbatical travelling with her husband.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Personal injury

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Sarah Hopkinson Ropewalk Chambers ‘Sarah is an excellent barrister. Her advocacy in court is excellent, as are her communication skills when interviewing witnesses.’