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Sarah Colley

Solicitor

direct line: 020 8885 7966

email: s.colley@wilsonllp.co.uk

Sarah studied law at Sheffield University and gained a distinction on the Legal Practice Course at the University of Westminster.

She joined Wilsons in 2008 and qualified as a solicitor in 2011. She is a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel.

Sarah is a senior supervising solicitor and practises exclusively in family law. She has experience in all areas including divorce and matrimonial finance proceedings, public law care proceedings, Child Arrangement Order proceedings, injunction proceedings and child abduction.

She has particular expertise in representing parents and children in care proceedings and enjoys acting for young parents.

Sarah also has experience in Court of Protection work and has a great deal of experience of acting for vulnerable clients. She has experience in High Court work and of representing clients in complex cases involving the use of the Court’s inherent jurisdiction through Non-Hague child abduction matters.

Sarah conducts her own advocacy and is able to take clients through a case from start to finish. She has experience of representing clients at all levels of the family court system. She regularly appears at the Edmonton, Central, Barnet, and East London family courts.

Sarah is a Member of Resolution, the Association of Lawyers for Children and NAGALRO.  Sarah is also a Member of the Law Society’s Family Section.

Sarah is involved with the Central Family Court Citizen Advice scheme and attends monthly to advise and assist individuals on a pro bono basis.

Sarah is also involved with the duty solicitor scheme at the Central Family Court and Barnet Family Court and attends both to provide pro bono advice and representation.

Sarah provides assistance to the next generation of solicitors as a mentor for Westminster University and the University of Sheffield law students. Sarah was nominated for the University of Sheffield ‘Mentor of the Year’ award in 2015.

Sarah has a high level of knowledge of legal aid and provides legal aid training to various members of staff. She has experience in applying successfully for Exceptional Case Funding on matters no longer within scope of legal aid. Sarah is extremely passionate about legal aid work.

On 1st September 2015 Sarah was appointed to serve on the Law Society’s Family Law Committee for a 3 year term. She has since been re-appointed to serve for a further 3 years until September 2021.

Sarah is described as sensitive and empathetic by her clients and is always willing to go the extra mile. Sarah has a strong returning client base and often receives direct referrals from professionals, which includes other solicitors and Guardians.

Interests: Music, reading and going to the theatre