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Sarah O'Hara

Year of Call: 1984
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Telephone: 01962 868 884

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  • Recommendations

    Well respected for her expertise in complex public children law cases, including those in which there are allegations of serious injuries. She regularly acts for guardians and local authorities, but also acts for parents and family members.
    Strengths: "She is extremely confident no matter what the issue and she provides speedy reports back on cases." "She is direct, to the point, and her advocacy is well pitched when appearing for the guardian."
    Chambers UK 2021/Family: Children - Western Bar - Band 3

    ‘Very thorough - has a good grasp of the issues very quickly. Good communication skills.’
    Legal 500 2021/Child Law (Public and Private)/Leading Juniors/Tier 2/Western Circuit

    ‘A strong advocate, who cuts through to the heart of any matter.’
    Legal 500 2020/Regional Bar - Western Circuit, Family and children law – Leading juniors

    ‘She has notable strength in placement and adoption cases.’
    Legal 500 2018/19/Regional Bar - Western Circuit, Family and children law – Leading juniors

    ‘A powerful and incisive advocate.’
    Legal 500 2017/Regional Bar - Western Circuit, Family and children law – Leading juniors

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  • The Legal 500 - Leading Set 2021 Logo
  • Top Ranked Chambers - Leading Set 2020 - UK Bar Logo

Academic qualifications

  • MA (Cantab)


  • Harmsworth Scholar, Middle Temple

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • Trained Mediator

Professional bodies

  • Dorset Family Justice Board
  • Member of Family Law Bar Association