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Sara Upton, Duncan Lewis

Sara Upton

Director & Solicitor

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Profile / Experience

I am a Solicitor and Director within the Family and Childcare Department at Duncan Lewis. I am based in the company's office in High Barnet and joined the firm in June 2018.

I have experience in handling a broad variety of Family and Childcare proceedings and have a particular specialty in;
  • Adoption cases;
  • Care Orders;
  • Emergency Protection Orders;
  • Special Guardianship Orders and;
  • Supervision Orders
I undertake the majority of my own advocacy and specialise in representing parents, extended family members, children's guardians and children in care proceedings. I have experience in dealing with many complex cases involving non-accidental injury, sexual abuse, domestic violence, alcohol and drug dependency and FGM. I regularly represent vulnerable clients with mental health and learning difficulties, as well as clients who require the use of an interpreter.

I have been a member of the Law Society’s Children’s Panel since 2010. I am also a member of the Association of Lawyers for Children, and I am described in the independent legal directory, The Legal 500, as “diligent.” I am committed to representing children who have separated from their guardians, and work hard to build trusting relationships so that the children feel confident and able to participate in the court process.

Education

  • LegaL Practice Course (LPC) - College of Law Guildford
  • LLB (Hons) - University of Reading

Career

  • Duncan Lewis Solicitors, 2018-present
  • Senior Associate at Hodge Jones & Allen, 2010–2018
  • Solicitor at Steel & Shamash, 2006-2010
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in 2006

Awards

  • I am described by the Legal 500 as "diligent".

Membership & Accreditations

  • Law Society's Children's Panel Member
  • Association of Lawyers for Children

Interests

  • Music
  • Theatre
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