Sara Harrison-Fisher – Pupil Barrister

Sara Harrison-Fisher - Pupil Barrister


Phone: 0161 214 1500

Year of call: 2018

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Sara is undertaking a family pupillage under the supervision of Sara Mann and Gordon Semple, with a particular focus on public and private children matters.

Public Law

Sara has experience representing parents, intervenors, and Local Authorities in public law proceedings. Sara is able to draft documents relating to the proceedings, including case summaries and skeleton arguments. Sara is able to represent parents making applications for leave to oppose adoption orders.

Sara works well with clients who require extra support be those vulnerable clients or those requiring an interpreter.

Private Law

Sara is regularly instructed in private law proceedings including applications for Child Arrangements Orders, Non-molestation Orders, Prohibited Steps Orders and Specific Issues Orders. Sara is able to act for both the Applicant and Respondent in these matters.

During pupillage Sara has experienced complex public law proceedings including non-accidental injuries, allegations of serious sexual abuse and child neglect cases.

Prior to pupillage, Sara worked as a paralegal for a London Borough assisting on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, and more latterly specialising in information governance in relation to social care cases. Additionally, Sara has experience of working as a paralegal for a national law firm where she specialised in private family law matters.

Sara has experience of working with vulnerable people in a pastoral setting, in particular supporting individuals with mental health conditions.

Whilst studying for the Bar, Sara won two awards at the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators Mediation Competition, gaining awards for the Most Creative Solution and the Winning University Team. Sara qualified as a Civil-Commercial Mediator in 2018.


  • BPTC, Very Competent, University of West of England (2018)
  • LLM, University of the West of England (2020)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, Merit, University of the West of England (2017)
  • BA Human Geography, First Class Honours, Aberystwyth University (2015)


  • Middle Temple
  • Family Law Bar Association