Sara joined Chambers in 2011 and developed a specialist property practice before leaving in 2014 to practise as an employed barrister. She recently returned to Tanfield from a top ranked City Real Estate Disputes team, where she specialised in commercial and residential landlord and tenant, as well as real property disputes.
Sara’s experience working within a law firm has given her a unique insight into the requirements and preferences of solicitors when instructing counsel. She has extensive experience providing advisory and advocacy support to contentious and transactional real estate lawyers, as well as directly to clients, property and fund managers, and surveyors. Sara brings a pragmatic, commercial approach to her practice and is experienced in advising on strategic as well as complex legal issues.
Sara has particular expertise in matters affecting mixed use properties; she has acted in relation to disputes involving issues such as the construction of leases, leasehold enfranchisement and lease extensions, service charges, rights of first refusal and rights to manage; often in relation to large-scale mixed use developments and residential schemes. Sara has also advised in relation to real estate finance schemes, where landlord and tenant issues have impacted on the structure and operation of the schemes, and she has experience in relation to property related professional indemnity claims.
Sara has a wealth of advocacy experience at all levels of the court system, and relishes appearing in court.
Outside of court, Sara is a fitness enthusiast much to the dismay of her lazy labradoodle who has the privilege of keeping her company on runs round Richmond Park.