Sarah Barlow

Call 1993

"Sarah’s advocacy is very effective – she commands the attention and respect of the court and never takes bad points. She exudes confidence, and is excellent with clients and can get on their wavelength."

The Legal 500 2024
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Sarah is regularly instructed to defend both individuals and companies charged with regulatory offending.

She has defended in cases prosecuted by the Environment Agency, including waste disposal and waste management cases.

Sarah brings her 25 years of experience at the criminal bar to bear when examining both the evidence of witnesses and documentary evidence.

Sarah is keen to be involved in the case from an early stage, especially where may be anticipated or concurrent civil proceedings.

Approachable and level-headed, she is well-placed to defend companies and individuals facing allegations that can have extremely serious commercial consequences and she has extensive experience in dealing with cases that are very sensitive in nature.

Environmental Cases

R v Warren, Leeds Crown Court, Environment Agency prosecution, waste disposal.

R v Hirst & Others, York Crown Court, Environment Agency prosecution, waste disposal.

R v Barraclough & Others, Sheffield Crown Court, fraud involving the disposal of scrap metal.