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.
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
• Trade Mark disputes
• Boundary disputes
• TOLATA claims
• Landlord and tenant
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.
• Drafting pleadings
• Advising on liability
• Disposal hearings
• Advising on quantum
• Schedules of Loss
• Stage 3 oral hearings
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
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
Bar Pro Bono Unit
The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
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 acts as a mentor for undergraduate law students who aspire to become barristers. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys running and swimming.
“I have been asked to provide some feedback on Sarah Clarke, who has assisted us several claims. I find the whole experience working with Sarah to be very professional and 100% commitment to the tasks at hand. She responds promptly to all queries made with her, and goes over and above her instruction. She deals with the clients professionally and in a caring manner, putting them at ease. Sarah is very knowledgeable with regards to the claims I have instructed her on and has obtained fantastic results. Outcome of hearings are reported back to us straightaway and the reports are very detailed and concise. Would not hesitate to instruct Sarah on any future claims. She is a credit to the profession. ”
Debbie Bullough Keoghs
“Dear (Sarah Clarke), Thank you for the attendance note – the result is brilliant. Kind Regards ”
Claire Shallcross, Flight Delay Litigation Team Bott & Co Solicitors
“It is very much appreciated the speed at which Clerksroom and Ms Sarah Clarke provided representation for the hearing the next day. The application was not a straightforward application and although Ms Clarke received the papers mid-morning for the afternoon hearing the result was the desired outcome. Cannot thank Ms Clarke and Clerksroom enough for the service and representation provide for this hearing. ”
Faye Davies Connells Group Legal Services
“Many thanks (Sarah Clarke) from the Access to Justice Foundation for your pro bono efforts: the funds we receive from pro bono costs will be used to help other vulnerable people to access justice. ”
Loretta Lok Access To Justice Foundation
“Sarah Clarke did a really great job on this case for me. (Application for Order for Sale)”
Nicola Moorcraft Harding Evans