Sara Chalk > Chambers of Tracey Hennessey > Southampton, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Tracey Hennessey
No.18 Barristers Chambers
21 Carlton Crescent
SO15 2ET


Areas of practice include: Family: Care & Children   (Public Law / Care and Adoption Proceedings, (International) child abduction, Private law children: Contact and Residence disputes, Domestic violence & injunctions)


Sara transferred to the Bar in 2018 from her role as a Legal Executive Advocate working in private practice. Before being called to the Bar, Sara worked in private practice for 10 years dealing with a range of matters including conveyancing, wills and probate, crime and family matters. In addition to working in private practice, Sara has worked in-house for a Local Authority undertaking litigation and advocacy relating to public law children matters. Sara has spent the last 8 years specialising in family matters which is something she really enjoys and this is the key focus of her practice. Sara is well known on the Western Circuit. Sara has extensive experience of dealing with vulnerable clients and is known for her conscientiousness, empathy and work ethic.


Lincolns Inn


  • Chartered Institute of Legal Executives  – LEVEL 3 & 6 Certificate & Professional Diploma in Law and Practice 
  • CILEX Family Proceedings Advocacy Skills Course – Extended Rights of Audience 

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Family and children law

(Rising Stars: Child Law (Public and Private))Ranked: Tier 1

Sara Chalk  – No.18 Barristers Chambers ‘Sara has excellent judgement. She is fearless, tenacious and eloquent. She leaves no stone unturned and as such her lay clients feel that every effort has been made on their behalf.’

No.18 Barristers Chambers‘ members have been kept especially busy handling complex private and public children law matters. Tracey Hennessey isn’t afraid to fight for her clients in the courtroom‘ and is regularly instructed in care cases involving allegations of physical and sexual abuse. The ‘always well-preparedLaura Baines represents guardians, local authorities, parents and children across a wide spectrum of public and private family law matters. Katherine Henry‘s ‘court delivery is superb, assured and gets the court’s attention in the right way‘. Complex care proceedings involving allegations of abuse have been prominent in the caseload of the ‘practicalNigel Cholerton. Sara Chalk is a ‘bold and very conscientious advocate‘.