Sarah Clarke General Information 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 Chancery Law Commercial Law Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Travel Law Chancery Law Sarah has experience in both traditional and commercial chancery law matters, including: Probate Cohabitation Real property Landlord and tenant Intellectual property 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 • Easements • Trade mark disputes • Boundary disputes • TOLATA claims • Landlord and tenant - possession and disrepair claims 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. 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: Occupiers’ liability Road traffic accidents Highway claims Tripping/slipping Employers’ liability 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. Drafting pleadings Advising on liability Disposal hearings Advising on quantum Schedules of loss CCMC's and Stage 3 oral hearings Travel Law 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. Memberships Advocate The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn South Eastern Circuit APIL member Education Bar Professional Training Course, College of Law (Very Competent) South Eastern Circuit Civil Advocacy Course 2016, University of Florida LLB (Hons) University of East Anglia (2:1) Awards Lincoln’s Inn Walter Wigglesworth Scholar Languages Malay/Bahasa Indonesia (proficient) Personal Interests 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.