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Barrister: Sarah Hunwick


Certificate of Honour, Middle Temple; BPTC (Outstanding), BPP; European Legal Studies LLB (First Class Hons), University of Kent


Sarah specialises in public law proceedings relating to children. She acts mainly for local authorities, but also regularly represents parents, children and other family members.

At the start of her career Sarah also practiced criminal and civil law, giving her a breadth of other experience to draw upon when approaching new cases.

Sarah is developing her experience in more complex areas of public law, having acted in cases involving serious non-accidental injury, sexual abuse, female genital mutilation and radicalisation.

Sarah has a growing reputation as a fastidiously prepared advocate who is determined to achieve the right result for her clients.

In her spare time Sarah enjoys rugby, cycling, baking and travel.

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Sarah is regularly instructed in public law proceedings in the Family Court and the High Court. She acts for local authorities, parents, Guardians and other interested parties. Sarah also has experience of making urgent applications to the High Court under its inherent jurisdiction.

Sarah also represents parties in private cases, including applications for Child Arrangements Orders. She also has experience of making and resisting applications for Occupation Orders and Non-Molestation Orders.

Sarah recognises the challenges faced by many individuals in private law disputes in light of changes to legal aid funding and has accepted instructions on a pro bono basis.

Recent Cases

  • Re D - Sarah acted for the Local Authority in this case involving serious non-accidental injuries inflicted upon a 3 week old baby, including rib fractures and a broken femur.
  • Re S - Sarah represented a 14 year old girl who was deemed competent and separately represented due to a conflict with her Children’s Guardian. Sarah’s client and her younger brother had been removed from their mother’s care after she had physically assaulted them. The final hearing was interrupted due to further serious disclosures and an ongoing police investigation and in the end 12 days of court time were needed.
  • Re R&M - In this case Sarah acted for the respondent Mother whose two children were removed to foster care following the youngest child (a 6 month old baby) sustaining a non-accidental traumatic injury whilst in the care of his parents.

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