Sexual offences

Sarah has represented both the Crown and the Defence in a number of cases involving sexual offences. She has particular experience of the following:

  • Representation of Defendants charged with rape of a child under the age of 13.
  • Representation of young Defendants charged with rape of a complainant under the age of 16.
  • Representation of a number of Defendants accused of possession of a large quantity of indecent images and videos.  This has involved analysing, interpreting and explaining complex expert evidence on the retrieval and storage of such images on various computer systems.
  • Arguing against the making of Sexual Offences Prevention Orders, both in their application and in their content.  Sarah is well acquainted with the wealth of guidelines case law in this area.  She is also experienced in representing those charged with breach of a SOPO.
  • Representation of one of a group of men accused of ‘cottaging’ in local public toilets.
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Academic qualifications

  • English Literature BA (Hons) (2.1)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction)
  • Bar Vocational Course  (Very Competent)
  • Wilfred Getz Award (Gray's Inn, 2004)

Professional bodies

  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Family Bar Association
  • Member of the Western Circuit