Year of call: 2012

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Sarah joined Chambers as a tenant in January 2018. She is developing a broad practice spanning all areas of Chambers’ work.

Before coming to 3VB, Sarah practised as an employed barrister at a commercial litigation boutique. 

Previous Experience 

Sarah has experience (both led and as sole advocate) of interlocutory matters, trials and appeals including in the Court of Appeal (as sole advocate) and the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice. She has acted in a number of high profile cases, including:

BAT Industries (Plc) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2017] UKFTT 558: challenge to the legality of Part 8C Corporation Tax Act 2010 (as part of a team led by Graham Aaronson QC).

Laiki v Hellenic Republic ARB/14/16: a €2 billion claim against Greece under the Cyprus-Greece bilateral investment treaty (as part of a team led by Tom Beazley QC).

Rosneft litigation: Russian oil company’s challenge to the validity of EU sanctions, one of the Lawyer’s “Top 20” cases of 2015 (led by Pushpinder Saini QC): R (OJSC Rosneft) v HM Treasury and Others [2014] EWHC 4002 (Admin) (application for interim relief); R (OJSC Rosneft) v HM Treasury and Others [2015] EWHC 248 (Admin) (application for judicial review); and Case C-72/15, Rosneft v Secretary of State and Others (hearing before the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice).

Yanukovych v Interpol: Application to challenge Interpol’s legal immunity from suit on ECHR grounds before the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Lyon (with Tom Beazley QC and French counsel).

AB International (UK Holdings) [2015] EWHC 2196: Application for urgent interim relief under s.44 of the Arbitration Act (led by Steven Gee QC).

BA (Hons) in Law with French Law (Exeter College, Oxford) – First Class

Licence 3 en droit public et droit européen (Paris II, Panthéon Assas)

BPTC (BPP, London) – Outstanding

BCL (University College, Oxford) – Distinction

Lord Denning Scholarship, Harwicke Entrance Award and Buchanan Prize (Lincoln’s Inn)

Buchanan Prize (Exeter College, Oxford)


Bar Pro Bono Unit

French (working knowledge)