Sarah Martin Head of Family Law at Barr Ellison

Sarah Martin

Family & Wealth Protection Partner

Recommended Lawyer Legal 500 2024Sarah is Head of the Family & Wealth Protection Team at Barr Ellison and has significant experience as a family, divorce and wealth protection solicitor. A specialist in dealing with financial claims that arise upon relationship breakdown, Sarah frequently acts for high net worth individuals with extensive trusts, business and pension assets.

I cannot thank Sarah and her team enough for the understanding and compassion through a very traumatic time in my life. They were always on hand to help me put things back into perspective.
Angela Dickinson

For those seeking to preserve property assets or pre-acquired wealth upon marriage or setting up home together, Sarah provides comprehensive advice in respect of wealth protection options, including pre- and post-nuptial agreements and living together agreements.

Sarah, quite simply, thank you for helping me to make everything happen.
Ms Habbick

Supported by an in-house team, Sarah is also appointed as a professional Trustee in respect of family and personal injury trusts.

Sarah deals with arrangements for children on a relationship breakdown, providing sensible and practical advice and assistance to those seeking to secure a solution whether that is by way of agreement between parents or contested child arrangements proceedings, applications to remove from the jurisdiction, prohibitive steps or specific issue orders.

Thank you, Sarah, and all involved. You’ve been really great through all of this. I can’t imagine any divorce is totally straight forward but when things were a little stressful you and the team got it sorted.
Mr Northrop

Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and is a member of Resolution. Sarah is listed as a leading lawyer by Wiselaw. Sarah joined Barr Ellison in 2015 from a Band 1 (Chambers) black country firm and became a Partner in August 2017.

I am extremely grateful to Sarah Martin and her team for myself and my family. I was so fortunate to have Sarah as my solicitor. She was professional, thoughtful, listened with care and of course offered excellent advice. She couldn’t have worked harder on my behalf in difficult circumstances and over a short period of time. I could not recommend anyone as much, and would advise looking no further than Sarah Martin.
Jane Aldridge

Sarah is the firm’s appointed Compliance Officer for both Legal Practice and Finance & Administration (COLP & COFA). Sarah is responsible for risk management and is the Partner responsible for ensuring client satisfaction with our services.

Initial Fixed Fee Consultation with Family Lawyer

Come and talk to us. You’ll find us empathetic, keen to help and with a wealth of experience. We offer a fixed fee consultation of £120 for the first appointment. You will be advised on the options open to you and the possible outcomes. Our priority is to ensure that you have a clear understanding of the path ahead and the challenges involved in achieving your goals.

Barr Ellison Law Leading Legal 500 Firm 2024Barr Ellison Law has a small but highly esteemed family, divorce and wealth protection practice, led by Sarah Martin. Her work focuses predominantly on complex financial divorces, both UK and cross-border, and is highly regarded for her experience in private children matters. Associate Karen Anker has vast experience in financial matters, arrangements for children and relocation disputes. She also advises on also wealth protection, including pre- and post-marital agreements and cohabitation agreements. The team is praised for ‘the impeccable quality of their work and advice’.
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‘Sarah Martin and Karen Anker provide a top class service at this firm. The quality of their work and advice is, in my view, impeccable.’

‘Sarah Martin really cares about her clients and she does in fact go the extra mile. She has complex work which she handles with real skill and diligence.’

‘A boutique team. Focus on holistic support of client when going through the process of litigation.’

‘Sarah Martin: thinking of every possible avenue a case could travel. Gives unrivalled level of support to clients. Clients always feel they have a team 100% on their side.’

‘A very experienced family team in Sarah Martin and Karen Anker. Both very well respected within the Cambridge family law community and beyond.’

‘Karen Anker is an exceptionally proactive, dedicated and extremely talented family lawyer/collaborative practitioner. Her quick mind, extensive legal knowledge and ability to think outside the box has led to her being respected as one of Cambridge’s finest collaborative practitioners. She will leave no stone unturned in pursuit of the best possible outcome for her clients.’

‘Sarah Martin is a knowledgeable, approachable and empathetic solicitor who is adept at calming any given situation. A versatile practitioner with a gentle manner that hides a steely focus to get the best for her clients.’

‘A very experienced family team in Sarah Martin and Karen Anker. Both very well respected within the Cambridge family law community and beyond.’