Sarah Phipps

"fantastic with clients…one of the most polished and experienced juniors around."

Chambers & Partners 2021

"exceptional attention to detail, good judgment and meticulous preparation."

Legal 500 2021

"fantastic with clients…one of the most polished and experienced juniors around."

Chambers & Partners 2021

Sarah is a senior junior specialising in high net worth financial remedy cases, and financial claims on behalf of children under Schedule 1. She is increasingly instructed as a private FDR evaluator.

Overview

Specialising exclusively in family law, in particular complex financial remedy cases and financial claims on behalf of children under Schedule 1, Sarah has appeared in all levels of court up to the Court of Appeal, and is regularly instructed against silks.

Expertise

Sarah has been included in both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 as a Band 1 junior for many years. She has been described as “dynamic and highly effective as an advocate”, “fantastic with clients”, and “one of the most polished and experienced juniors around.”

She has extensive experience of family finance disputes, including complex cases involving Trusts, corporate structures and other valuation issues, as well as cases with an international element.

“She's brilliant at focusing on the key issues courts need to address." "Sarah gives clear advice at the outset and provides extremely good ongoing support during the case." "A phenomenally sophisticated advocate with a fantastic bedside manner who is ruthlessly efficient and gets to the nub of cases.”
Chambers & Partners 2022
“Particularly excellent at grasping the details of my case.” “A delight to work with. She is clear in her advice, firm when necessary and fantastic with clients. Sarah is one of the most polished and experienced juniors around.”
Chambers & Partners 2021
“Exceptional attention to detail, good judgment and meticulous presentation.”
Legal 500 2021
“She is dynamic and highly effective as an advocate, meticulous in her preparation of cases, and much-liked by clients. ”
Chambers & Partners 2019
“Prepared to the nth degree, she gets a sense of the case from the outset and instinctively knows the parameters of a settlement. She has warmth and compassion but can deliver the knock-out blow when on her feet.”
Chambers & Partners 2018
“She is exceptionally clear-minded and gives robust advice”
Legal 500 2017
“Sarah is determined and fantastically able. Clients love her as she fights so hard for them in court, whilst also giving sound advice.”
Chambers & Partners 2017
  • Sarah read English at Brasenose College, Oxford 
  • Diploma in Law at the College of Law 
  • Lincoln’s Inn scholarship award
  • Shortlisted for the Family Law Junior of the Year award in 2017
  • Member of the Family Law Bar Association

Mother of two, avid skier, Peloton addict and keen theatre-goer.

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