As the Knowledge Lawyer for the family team at Farrer & Co, Sara provides expert, technical legal knowledge to the team. Family law is constantly evolving, as the changes we see in society are reflected in reported cases. Sara keeps the team up to speed with the latest developments ensuring that they are at the forefront of family law and practice so that clients receive the very best advice and most efficient service.
Sara joined Farrer & Co as a trainee in 2000 and has specialised in family law since she qualified as a solicitor in 2002. Her experience spans divorce, matrimonial finance, prenuptial agreements, cohabitation and private children work, and often involves an international element.
Sara is passionate about working in family law, finding it incredibly motivating and rewarding. Clients often come to the team at a very difficult time in their life. It is a privilege to assist them through that period to a point where they can move forward. It is also important to Sara, especially where children are involved, that the team considers ways to advise clients so that they are able to communicate effectively with one another in the years to come.
In 2003 Sara moved to the family team at Withers LLP, before returning to Farrer & Co in 2009 when she took on her current role of knowledge lawyer, providing specialist research, technical advice, training and knowledge management services for the family law team.
This includes hosting a monthly training session where the team discusses new cases and recent experiences. Sharing knowledge in this way, ensures that clients have the benefit of the team's collective knowledge and experience.
Sara recently wrote an article for the Family Law Section of the Law Society, discussing the strategic importance of knowledge sharing in family law firms. You can read the full article here. She delivered a webinar on the same topic for the Law Society in December 2017.
Sara also co-wrote an article for Managing Success, a magazine published by the Law Society, on the SRA's new professional development requirements in October 2017. You can read the full article here .