Sarah is a senior lawyer with Capsticks who specialises in housing management litigation.
Sarah joined the firm in February 2008, having developed a special interest in housing management litigation during her training contract and early qualified life at a firm in Basingstoke where she conducted housing litigation on behalf of both registered social landlords and also tenants.
Since joining the firm, Sarah has built up extensive experience acting solely for landlords in a wide range of matters. Her expertise includes complex possession claims, Anti-social Behaviour Injunctions, Anti-social Behaviour Orders, committal applications, squatter and trespasser claims, breach of tenancy injunctions, succession claims, disrepair claims and counterclaims, Equality Act issues, capacity issues including Court of Protection, mental capacity and safeguarding. Sarah is a keen advocate.
Sarah’s expertise has led her to deal with cutting edge legal matters, including litigating possession proceedings against minors following the Court of Appeal decision in Alexander-David v Mayor & Burgesses of the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham (2009) and has advised upon issues that have arisen for fully mutual housing associations following the Supreme Court decision in Mexfield Housing Co-operative Ltd v Berrisford (2011).
Sarah also advises on policies, procedures and protocols, attends and advises at meetings and case conferences with other agencies during the decision making process.
Sarah enjoys delivering training sessions to clients, and values building relationships with clients which enable her to partner the client and provide common sense and effective solutions to the many and varied legal issues that arise in housing management.
Legal Practice Course 2002
LLB Law with French Law and Language, University of Leicester 2001
Diplome des Etudes Juridiques Francaises, Universite Robert Schuman, Strasbourg 2000