Sally’s main area of practice is Court of Protection and care proceedings. She provides the quarterly Court of Protection Case Updates for Family Law Week and facilitates witness training seminars for a number of professional bodies.
Year of Call: 1989
BA (Hons) French Birmingham University
CPE (Central London)
Family Law Bar Association Committee 2007-2010
Sally is regularly instructed to represent parents, local authorities and children’s guardians in complex care proceedings involving child fatalities, significant injuries or serious abuse. She has a particularly in depth experience of care proceedings where there are parallel criminal proceedings and has over recent months been increasingly instructed in a number of high profile cases involving reporting restricting orders.
Sally is often instructed in cases with complex medical issues and was recently instructed in a high profile medical case where a mother was resisting chemotherapy for her son which attracted considerable publicity.
Sally had a highly successful criminal practice up to 2006 when she decided to focus solely on her family work. Her criminal background has provided her with the specialist forensic and advocacy skills required in complex care cases.
Sally regularly advises local authorities on policy issues.
In Court of Protection matters she is regularly instructed by local authorities, family members and Deputies in matters of both finance and welfare.
Family Law Bar Association
Association of Lawyers for Children
Criminal Bar Association
Affiliate Member of Resolution
Re Q (A Child) (2015)
 EWCA Civ 991
RY v Southend Borough Council 
 EWHC 2509 (Fam)
Re R (A Child) (2015)
 EWCA Civ 674
Re A (A Child) (2015)
 EWHC 1709 (Fam)
SR (A Child: Habitual Residence) 
 EWHC 742 (Fam)
Re F (A Child) (2014)
W (Children) 
 EWCA Civ 1303
Local Authority 1 & Others v AF (Mother) & Others 
 EWHC 2042 (Fam)
A Council v (1) M (2) F (3) A (4) B, C, & D (By Thier Children's Guardian) (Reporting Restrictions) (2012)
 2 FLR 1270 :  Fam Law 970 :  EWHC 2038 (Fam)
A Council v (1) M (2) F (3) A (4) B, C, & D (By Their Children's Guardian) (Welfare) (2012)
 2 FLR 1261;  EWHC 4242 (Fam)
A Council v M and Others (No 1) (Fact-finding; Adoptive Child; Artificial Insemination) 
 2 FLR 1229;  EWHC 4241 (Fam)
A London Borough Council v K & others
 EWHC 850