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“Sara is always impeccably prepared for all her cases. She has an excellent rapport with clients and is extremely approachable. She cross-examines witnesses, particularly experts, with skill and care and is particularly impressive in cases where complex medical analyses are required. She is diligent, hard-working and demonstrates real integrity, and is an extremely impressive advocate.” Legal 500 2023
“Sara is extremely empathetic, and her client care is second to none. Her written work is of high quality, and she is particularly skilful in cross-examining witnesses.” Legal 500 2022
“Very quickly gets to grips with complex medical issues.” Legal 500
“A vigorous advocate in court; clients like her.” Legal 500
“Regularly handles care cases where there are concerns over the mental well-being of parents.” Legal 500
“Singled out for childcare matters.” Legal 500
“Sara Lewis commended for childcare work.” Legal 500
“An incredibly hard-working barrister who strives to do all she can to put the best interests of her clients forward, no matter how hard the battle may be. A dedicated barrister who can be relied on for her honest and expert advice.” Instructing Solicitor
Sara Lewis KC undertakes cases involving the most severe types of non-accidental injury and is regularly instructed to represent respondent parties where non-accidental head injury is alleged. Sara has also had considerable experience acting for those with complex psychiatric issues such as FII. Before coming to the Bar, Sara was a neuropsychologist, undertaking both clinical and research work; therefore has particular interest and expertise in matters involving complex medical evidence, mental health issues, problems associated with addiction and cognitive impairment.
Sara is also known for her ability to engage those with complex problems and her commitment to ensuring their rights are appropriately recognised. Indeed she remains committed to representing those who are most vulnerable.
Sara is well respected for the quality of her court performance and her robust advocacy when necessary. She is a dedicated barrister who can be relied upon to proceed proactively, providing straightforward advice at every stage. Sara endeavours to build a productive working relationship with both lay and professional clients, which is particularly important in long-running cases. To that end, she is available at short notice and out of hours to discuss matters and to provide advice.
Sports Resolutions Panel of Arbitrators – Chairpersons List
Association of Lawyers for Animal Welfare
Assistant Coroner, Greater Manchester South 2009-2018
Queen’s Counsel – 2021