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Sarah Rogers

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0191 429 3838

Memberships

Member of the Middle Temple

Education

University of Northumbria
LLB (Hons) - 1997
Bar Vocational Course - 1999

Year of Call - 1999

Sarah read law in 1997 and was called to the Bar in 1999. She joined Chambers in as a full tenant in May 2022. Sarah accepts instructions across all of Chambers' practice areas. 

Since completion of her studies Sarah has worked with the General Dental Council in the legal services department and more recently for the Immigration Advisory Service before setting up her own practice, Immigration Advice Centre, specialising in Immigration and Asylum matters where she has practiced for the last 10 years.

Sarah is an accredited senior immigration caseworker and supervisor with The Law Society and has extensive experience in all immigration and asylum applications and appeals and is familiar with all areas of immigration and asylum practice. 

Her practice has been a mixture of legal aid and private work and she has represented numerous clients over the years with applications to appeals before the First Tier Tribunal, Upper Tier and Court of Appeal in addition to bail and deportation matters and trafficking cases. Her advocacy experience is considerable with her regularly appearing before the First Tier and Upper Tier of the Immigration and Asylum chamber for the last 20 years.

Sarah works closely with a number of charities and organisations locally including Red Cross and Justice First supporting the local asylum seeking community.

Expertise

Family Law

Sarah has already gained substantial exposure to Chambers' full range of practice areas, most notably private and public family children law dealing with a wide variety of issues such as non-accidental injuries, domestic abuse, parental alienation as well as neglect and drug and alcohol misuse. Sarah has experience in cases with an international or immigration dimension, and has provided expert opinions on immigration matters for family law proceedings, being one of the few barristers with genuine experience in both areas.

She has acted for parents, Local Authorities and Guardians and has been involved in complex and extensive multi-day hearings in which the issues at hand are both serious and sensitive. 

As well as children matters, Sarah has also dealt with financial remedy disputes and has experience of trial advocacy at final hearings relating to the post-marital division of financial assets. She is keen to broaden yet further her Family Law experience in all areas of practice. 

Immigration

 

Sarah has extensive experience in matters of  Immigration and Asylum, having run and managed her own firm for a number of years. She is fully conversant with the Immigration rules, Home Office policy and procedures, asylum and immigration legislation and regularly advises on a variety of immigration and asylum matters.

Her asylum experience is extensive, and she is fully conversant with country guidance cases and country of origin evidence. She is able to assist in cases involving vulnerable clients including victims of torture and trafficking and has significant experience of Home Office policy and procedures in these areas.

She regularly drafts skeleton arguments and grounds for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal and has experience of drafting grounds of appeal to the Court of Appeal. She also has experience of representing clients in country guidance cases before the Upper Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber.

Crime and Civil Litigation

Sarah has experience of Magistrates' and Crown Court crime, including trial advocacy. She has also accepted instructions in various civil matters and remains keen to expand her practice in all of Chambers' areas of expertise. 

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