Sarah joined Clerksroom in September 2014 after successfully completing her pupillage in the Temple, London. She is based in Hertfordshire and happy to travel.
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.
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.
Areas of law
Sarah has experience in both traditional and commercial chancery law matters, including:
She 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 - possession and disrepair claims
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. Her experience has given her an understanding of wider commercial concerns and 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:
She has been involved in a number of cases relating to the common law duties of tree owners. Sarah is happy to be instructed in fast track or multi-track matters and is experienced in dealing with costs case management hearings.
Sarah has developed considerable experience in flight delay (EU 261/2004) compensation claims involving major international airlines. She is happy to accept instructions on behalf of both passengers and airlines.
Sarah has an interest in all things to do with aviation and would love to take flying lessons. She 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, she 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
“We instructed Sarah on a Public Liability Multi Track Claim back in early 2018 and she stuck with the matter on a CFA right through to her success at a 2 day trial in Jan 2022 and for this and all the other cases she has been a proven success on, I am happy to offer my recommendation of Sarah to anyone reading this testimony. Throughout this case as a recent example, she provided fantastic assistance and guidance, whether this was in drafting particulars, attending hearings or providing quantum and procedural guidance she put 110% in and I could not be more grateful. Prior to the trial Sarah was in constant communication to make sure the claim was set for trial as best as possible to ensure the highest chances of success for our client and she really took the time to provide a strong, and the only, Skeleton argument filed and even spent an hour each day ahead of the hearing with the claimant and witnesses to put them at ease and bring out their confidence to give clear evidence and these additional efforts really made the difference and had it not been for Sarah and it being in her character to go the extra mile, as she has also done on many other cases that we’ve worked together on, we may not have had as many successful cases and I hope we have more to come! ”
Lauren Spinks SSB Law
“I instructed Sarah Clarke initially for an advice on quantum and to prepare a schedule of loss on a personal injury claim, which was allocated to the multitrack. Sarah was extremely thorough and raised a number of queries which needed addressing with the medical experts, before the case could be progressed to settlement . I found Sarah to be prompt, thorough and approachable. It was easy to pick up the phone and discuss general issues in the case and / or problem solving. Sarah continued to be actively involved in the case until a conclusion was reached, and her input included further advice and a conference with the Claimant. The claimant had found the whole experience of litigation distressing and daunting. Sarah put her at ease and gave clear and concise advice. I look forward to instructing Sarah again in the future. Kind regards ”
Karen Gray Alps Legal
“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