Family Law:
Children – Public
Children – Private
Court of Protection
Financial Remedy


Law with German, University of Sheffield
Bar Vocational Course, Nottingham Law School (Very Competent)


North Eastern Circuit – Executive Committee
Middle Temple

Positions held

Wellbeing Junior – North Eastern Circuit
Advocacy Trainer – North Eastern Circuit
Wellbeing Representative – Hull & Grimsby DFJ’s Working Group

“Sarah has an excellent working knowledge of all areas of child protection law and procedure. She has a good eye for detail and her analysis is first class. She works particularly well in pressured situations such as contested removal cases on which she has been instructed at short notice. She has excellent interpersonal skills and a calming presence both inside and outside the courtroom.”

Legal 500 – 2021

‘Sarah’s advice is balanced and clear. She builds good rapport with clients, and her analytical skills and attention to detail are second to none.

Legal 500 – 2022


Sarah Fearon was called to the Bar in 2000. Sarah is a specialist family practitioner who is routinely instructed by Local Authorities across Yorkshire and the Humber as well as in Lincolnshire. She also regularly represents parents, grandparents, intervenors and children in some of the most complex family public and private law cases heard in the Hull and Grimsby Family Courts as well as further afield. Sarah appears at all tiers of the Family Courts.

Sarah represents the interests of Local Authorities, parents, grandparents, intervenors and children at all stages of proceedings. She conducts lengthy and complex cases, often led by Queen’s Counsel as well as acting as Leading Junior. Sarah has a particular interest in matters involving non-accidental injury and sexual abuse.

Sarah is regularly instructed in Private Family proceedings involving residence and contact disputes. She undertakes Domestic Abuse and injunctive relief from the initial ex-parte application through to committal proceedings. Sarah is regularly instructed in matters with an international element, including removal from jurisdiction, conflict of jurisdiction and Article 15 of Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 (Brussels IIA).

Sarah accepts instructions in matters of Financial Remedy and has a keen interest in proceedings heard in the Court of Protection. Sarah regularly provides training seminars and workshops for Local Authorities, solicitors and members of Chambers in relation to Family Law and Court of Protection.