Profile submitted by Sarah Richardson
Specialises in cases concerning children including public law care cases; private law cases. Experienced in issues of parental drug and alcohol addiction, domestic violence and or mental health difficulty, child abduction and representing parties forced into marriage. Sarah has a reputation for being able to tackle a difficult area in a case such as mental health without being phased by the added complexities. An experienced advocate undertaking the majority of her own advocacy. Experienced in representing competent children directly.
Resolution, Law Society's Children Panel, Association of Lawyers for Children (ALC), National Association of Guardians ad litem and Reporting Officers, Resolution trained mediator.
Studied at the Royal Melbourne University of Technology having moved to the UK from Australia in 1990. Completed her legal qualifications in the UK whilst working as a case worker and police station representative for a criminal practice. Has specialised in complex children cases for the past 15 years. Been at Russell Cooke for 10 years and became a partner in 2014.
Born in Melbourne Australia in 1968. Studied during her teens in the USA for 12 months. Completed her first degree at Royal Melbourne University of Technology. Studied Law at Middlesex Guildhall University and did the LPC at The College of Law, Store Street London.