Sarah Chatburn

Sarah Chatburn

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member Qualified in 2008
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General Information

Sarah is a skilled and approachable advocate known for her good judgment and getting to grips with core issues quickly. She is based in the East Midlands and is happy to travel. Her main areas of practice are as follows:

Personal Injury

Sarah has a thriving personal injury practice built on the experience she has gained from the vast amount of stage 3 oral hearings and disposals she has undertaken. She is a popular choice of counsel for many who instruct her because of her wealth of knowledge in how to obtain the best results for her clients.

Sarah also has expertise in dealing with low velocity impact (claimant LVI) cases whereby causation is denied and fundamental dishonesty is raised.

Experienced in:

  • Advising on liability
  • Disposal hearings
  • Advising on quantum
  • Stage 3 oral hearings
  • Fundamental dishonesty (Claimant)


Sarah has a great deal of experience representing Claimants and Defendants at costs and case management hearings.


Sarah’s insolvency practice encompasses a wide range of litigation including petitions for bankruptcy and winding up petitions in both the County Court and the High Court.


Sarah’s civil practice regularly includes landlord and tenant and mortgage related hearings.


Sarah has dealt with many different types of application hearings over her 10 years of practice. She has been instructed on countless applications ranging from summary judgments, injunctions, through to appeal hearings across different areas of civil law.

Commercial Dispute Resolution

Sarah has experience and is happy to act in any contractual disputes arising at small claims and fast track level from simple debt collection through to misrepresentation.


Sarah is married with 2 children. Her spare time is spent with her family. Away from her busy practice, she loves to fit in as many holidays as she possibly can with the excuse of showing her children as much culture as possible! Sarah enjoys all kinds of sport ranging from table tennis to snow skiing and water skiing.








Areas of Law

Sarah Chatburn is happy to accept instructions as counsel who is:

  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Road Traffic
  • Approved for the following panels:
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Road Traffic

Outside of these key areas of law, Sarah Chatburn is always willing to consider any enquiry requiring the experience or knowledge needed to help you or your client. Please call Sarah direct or the support team on 01823 247 247 if you would like to discuss any aspect of this profile.

Fees and Feedback

Fees and Feedback

Details regarding our approach to fees can be found at the following link:


Please see “profile” tab for description of the legal services provided by this barrister.

We aim to complete and return all paperwork within 14 days (2 weeks) of receipt if no specific deadline is provided. We can work to much faster timescales if requested or we can agree a specific target date for each individual circumstance. We will always advise at the outset if counsel is unable to meet any deadline.

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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Complaints information

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PO Box 6806
Tel: 0300 555 0333

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