Sara joined Matrix in 2011. She is an established junior recommended in both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500. Sara has a wide range of experience and practices in all areas of media and information law (including defamation, privacy and confidence, data protection, freedom of information, harassment, and copyright), human rights law and public law. Before joining Matrix, Sara was a Senior Lawyer at the Ministry of Justice in their Information and Human Rights team and, prior to that, she was a tenant at 5RB for 10 years. Sara is an ADR Group Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator.
Sara acts for both Claimants and Defendants and has represented a wide range of clients, including the Core Participant Victims in the Leveson Inquiry, Actors, Sports men/women, MPs, Local Authorities, Primary Care Trusts, Law Firms, MPs, and media publication. She is one of the Counsel acting for the Claimant Group in both the ‘News of the World/Sun’ and ‘The Mirror’ Mobile Telephone Voicemail Interception Litigation. She has substantial litigation experience and has appeared as sole advocate in jury and judge alone libel trials. Chambers & Partners recommend her as being “unbelievably calm, sensitive and intelligent.” “She is extremely bright, good-humoured and full of ideas” She is also recommended as a leading junior in the Legal 500 in the areas of Defamation and Privacy “Committed, through and a delight to work with”; IT and Telecoms (including Data Protection) “An excellent addition to any team”; and in Media and Entertainment “Bright, practical and extremely user friendly”. Sara has provided pre-publication advice to many large publishing and media companies including HarperCollins, The Times and The Sunday Telegraph and broadcasters such as ITV and Channel 4 News.
Sara has been involved in a number of Legal Assistance Programmes with the Bar Human Rights Committee including a Judicial Visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran, a Library Resources Project in Sudan and Commercial Law Training Project in Sudan.
Sara accepts instructions under the Bar Council Standard Contractual Terms, details of which can be found here.
Sara is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. In order to provide legal services to her clients, including advice and representation services, Sara needs to collect and hold personal data. This includes her client’s personal data and the personal data of others who feature in the matter upon which she is instructed. To read Sara’s privacy notice in full, please see here.
Chambers & Partners recommend her as being “Absolutely first-class. She has a very good manner with clients and shows exceptional attention to detail.” “She has an impressive ability to digest complicated cases and cut to the key issues.” “She is extremely bright, good-humoured and full of ideas” She is also recommended as a leading junior in the Legal 500 in the areas of Defamation and Privacy and is described as “Extremely capable”, “Committed, thorough and a delight to work with”; IT and Telecoms (including Data Protection) “An excellent addition to any team”; and in Media and Entertainment “Bright, practical and extremely user friendly”.