Sarah Clarke (2011)

Sarah Clarke (2011)

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member Qualified in 2011

Profile

General Information

Sarah joined Clerksroom in September 2014 after successfully completing her pupillage in the Temple, London. Since qualifying, Sarah has built up a great deal of advocacy experience in the county courts and the High Court which has enabled her to become a confident and passionate advocate.

Specialist areas

Chancery law

Sarah has experience in both traditional and commercial chancery law matters, including probate, cohabitation, real property, landlord and tenant and intellectual property. Sarah has represented clients in the High Court in both the Chancery Division and the Companies Court in relation to TOLATA, trade mark infringement, orders for sale and the registration of legal charges. Sarah has also successfully defended orders for sale in the county court.

Sarah has developed a strong practice in the areas of contentious and non-contentious probate and welcomes any enquiry appropriate to her level of experience.

Specialist areas include:

• Inheritance Act claims
• Administration of estates
• Law of succession
• Conflict of laws/private international law
• Easements
• Trade Mark disputes
• Boundary disputes
• TOLATA claims
• Landlord and tenant

Commercial law

Since qualifying, Sarah has successfully appeared in the county court in a number of commercial debt claims particularly in the field of telecommunications and consumer disputes. Sarah’s experience has given her an understanding of wider commercial concerns and she has a familiarity with different types of commercial contracts.

Specialist areas include:

• Consumer law
• Debt recovery

Personal Injury and clinical negligence

Sarah has a thriving personal injury practice with extensive experience in relation to occupiers’ liability, road traffic accidents, highway claims, tripping/slipping and employers’ liability. Sarah has been involved in a number of cases relating to the common law duties of tree owners. Sarah is happy to be instructed in small claims, fast track or multi track matters as well as attending infant approval or Stage 3 oral hearings.

Experienced in:

• Drafting pleadings
• Advising on liability
• Disposal hearings
• Advising on quantum
• Schedules of Loss
• Stage 3 oral hearings

Travel law

Sarah has developed considerable experience in EU 261/2004 compensation claims involving major international airlines. Sarah is happy to accept instructions on behalf of both passengers and airlines.

• Flight delay (EU 261/2004) claims

Background

Sarah spent a number of years living in South East Asia where she taught English, before returning to England to study law at university. Prior to qualifying as a barrister, Sarah worked as a corporate paralegal at Magic Circle firm Linklaters, where she assisted with high-profile mergers and acquisitions, competition matters and commercial litigation.

Sarah is based in Hertfordshire and she is happy to travel.

Education and training

LLB (Hons) University of East Anglia (2:1)
Bar Professional Training Course, College of Law (Very Competent)
South Eastern Circuit Civil Advocacy Course 2016, University of Florida

Academic awards and prizes

Lincoln’s Inn Walter Wigglesworth Scholar

Membership

Bar Pro Bono Unit
The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

Personal

Sarah has an interest in all things to do with aviation and would love to take flying lessons. Sarah has travelled extensively throughout Asia and has a passion for exploring new countries. Sarah is a mentor for undergraduate law students who want to become barristers. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys running and swimming.

Languages

Malay/Indonesian (proficient)
Arabic (beginner)

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Fees and Feedback

Fees and Feedback

FEES:

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SERVICES:

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Each barrister has a standard hourly rate for their work. The individual hourly rate can be agreed when instructions are acknowledged if preferred. We welcome early discussion as to the suitability of a specific barrister for a specific case. The right barrister will have the relevant expertise to deal with the case but will not be too junior, or too senior depending on the complexities.

We aim to allocate all cases to the correct level of experience & seniority which we believe will prove most to be the most cost effective solution for our clients.

If, due to urgency, we allocate paperwork to a more senior member of Clerksroom, we will charge the appropriate hourly rate for the work, not for the barrister. We welcome early discussion to ensure the correct fee is applied to the case at the outset.

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