3PB takes on new highly experienced personal injury and clinical/dental negligence specialist lawyer

3PB is pleased to announce its recruitment of barrister Sarah Mynard, a highly successful personal injury litigator and solicitor-advocate who has been the director of Wisdom Law, her own dental negligence practice since 2009. Sarah has over 25 years experience, qualifying as a solicitor in 1991 and becoming a barrister last year. She holds the Solicitors' Civil Higher Rights of Audience qualification which has enabled her to represent her clients in the Higher Courts in England and Wales. Sarah has specialised in personal injury and clinical negligence Law since 1991 and has developed a niche practice in dental negligence since 2000. She has personally conducted over 200 dental negligence cases and supervised many more.

A trainee solicitor with Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC), Sarah then moved to Brighton-based solicitors Farrington and Whiting, becoming a salaried partner with Farrington & Whiting and in 1996 when the firm merged and became Farrington Webb (now Griffith Smith Farrington Webb) she was made an equity partner heading up the firm’s Litigation Department.

During this time she obtained a master’s degree in Personal Injury law (LLM) with De Montfort University and served for many years as Secretary of the Sussex Law Society and sat on the Appeals Committee at the Legal Services Commission (formerly the Legal Aid Board). Sarah is now a visiting tutor in Disputes Resolution at the University of Law.

Sarah was a member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel between 1996 and 2007 and undertook a secondment working at the Action for Victims of Medical Accidents (AVMA). She has been accredited as a senior litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). She set up a consortium of personal injury lawyers - Accident Line Sussex - a specialist group endorsed by the Law Society as experts in providing advice in personal injury cases.

Sarah also pioneered the use of No Win/No Fee agreements in clinical negligence cases and lobbied UK Parliament for a change in the law to make it compulsory for dentists to have professional indemnity insurance. This is currently not a legal requirement but clear guidance has been given from the GDC that dentists must provide indemnity to their patients if they suffer harm and there is heightened awareness of the issue, leading to the formation of the pressure group, Bridge the Gap.

Sarah’s limited leisure time is spent with her 13 year old daughter, family and friends and her family dogs, walking, running and going to the theatre.