Sarah has practised in Court of Protection and Personal Injury Trust work since 2012. She joined Shoosmiths as a paralegal in January 2016 and subsequently qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive on 17 October 2018.
Sarah acts for professional and lay deputies in relation to the general management of vulnerable clients' property and financial affairs. She works with clients who have sustained life changing catastrophic injuries as a result of a personal injury or medical negligence. In many cases, these clients have received substantial compensation awards to meet their needs during their lifetime. However, Sarah is most well known and respected for her work with clients who have been diagnosed with severe mental illnesses. Her understanding and empathetic manner has seen Sarah support clients back in to the community following them being sectioned under the Mental Health Act. She also works with elderly clients who have been diagnosed with degenerative diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s and ensuring their care needs are met in a respectful and dignified way.
Sarah acts in a range of court applications including those for deputy appointments, statutory wills, family gratuitous care payments, purchasing and selling property and other related matters.
Sarah enjoys building lifelong relationships with her clients and working to help them improve their quality of life. This includes, wherever possible, working towards successfully restoring capacity for those clients where appropriate.
As a result, Sarah is able to offer a wealth of holistic advice to her clients taking into account her clients' wishes, balancing the wishes of the family and involving the multi-disciplinary team of professionals.
Sarah’s expertise includes assisting clients with the creation and ongoing administration of Personal Injury Trusts and also providing benefit advice.