Sarah Lambert KC is a highly experienced specialist in complex clinical negligence, inquests, inquiries, personal injury and costs cases. Sarah’s empathetic but firm, and decisive but diplomatic approach makes her an astute advisor as well as a skilful and persuasive advocate. She is also often brought in to give unpalatable advice in difficult circumstances. With a strong track record of trial and settlement success, recent recovery on behalf of clients is in the tens of £millions. Sarah is currently also retained for Module 3 of the Covid Inquiry.
Sarah has in addition wide ranging judicial experience, sitting as a Recorder on the South Eastern Circuit (both in crime and in civil) and as a Deputy Costs Judge of the Senior Courts Costs Office.
In addition, Sarah accepts direct access instruction for suitable cases including professional discipline, inquests and costs.
Both as a junior and in silk, Sarah has been consistently recognised by the directories as a leader in her fields.
“Sarah Lambert has superb advocacy skills, and is incredibly well prepared and tough.” “She is detail-orientated and driven to achieve the best outcome.” (Chambers & Partners 2023)
“Sarah adopts a vigorous and very positive approach. She has a brain that grasps issues quickly, and she really believes in the case, seeing through the evidence well and tackling the difficult points.” (Chambers & Partners 2022)
“She’s great, absolutely on top of all of the detail but very personable with clients and very aware of what’s going on in the market.” “She is excellent – she’s doing cutting-edge work and her approachable and persuasive manner is very impressive.” (Chambers & Partners 2022)
“Ability to process vast amounts of detail very quickly and masters it with ease – not reluctant to give difficult advice but does so with sensitivity.” (Legal 500 2022)
“Calm, measured, eloquent and always stunningly well prepared.” “She’s a deputy costs judge who is highly respected.” (Chambers & Partners 2021)
“Bright, understands the issues, and a brilliant advocate, as well as being well prepared and compassionate.” (Legal 500 2021)
“A very receptive barrister who likes to get heavily involved in a case. The guidance she offers is always very well received.” (Chambers & Partners 2020)
“A very safe pair of hands and also a costs expert.” (Legal 500 2019)
“Wonderful with clients and fantastic in court. She knows what she’s doing and on her feet she is excellent.” (Chambers & Partners 2019)
“Well-regarded costs practitioner with wide-ranging experience in the field, who is a popular choice.” “She has an extensive experience in respect of all areas of medicine and dentistry.” (Legal 500 2018)
“Very professional, approachable and accessible.” (Chambers & Partners 2018)
“Approachable and easy to work with. Recommended for wasted costs cases.” (Legal 500 2018)
“She is very competent” and “judges like her.” (Chambers & Partners 2018)
“A pleasure to work with.” (Legal 500 2017)
“She gets to the root of the case very quickly and is excellent on her feet. She knows how to read a judge and take the points which need to be taken.” (Chambers & Partners 2017)
“A decisive and skilful advocate.” (Legal 500 2017)
“Particularly robust when dealing with high-value, complex clinical negligence matters.” (Chambers & Partners 2017)
“She gets to the root of the case very quickly and is excellent on her feet.” (Chambers & Partners 2017)
“Ruthlessly efficient in dealing with experts and cross-examining witnesses.” (Legal 500 2016)View full profile »
Sarah Lambert QC discusses post-pandemic trials at AvMA’s Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel Meeting - Dec 2021
On Wednesday 1st December, Sarah Lambert QC joins expert speakers for the AvMA Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel Meeting at RSA house. Members can hear about the latest developments in clinical...
LawPod UK Ep. 153: Loss of Chance with Sarah Lambert QC and Dominic Ruck Keene - Nov 2021
In Episode 153, Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Sarah Lambert QC and Dominic Ruck Keene about loss of chance in personal injury and clinical negligence cases. The episode discusses the following...
1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Autumn 2020 – Issue 7 - Feb 2021
Welcome to the seventh issue of the Quarterly Medical Law Review, brought to you by the barristers at 1 Crown Office Row. This issue was unfortunately somewhat delayed but covers developments in...
Sarah Lambert QC considers ‘Hourly Expense Rates: A Review at last?’ at the Costs Law Report Conference - Sep 2020
On 24th September at 4.20pm, Sarah Lambert QC joined a stellar list of speakers at the annual Costs Law Report Conference. She spoke about Hourly Expense Rates: A Review at last? at this live webinar,...
1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Summer 2020 – Issue 6 - Sep 2020
Welcome to the sixth issue of the Quarterly Medical Law Review, brought to you by the barristers at 1 Crown Office Row. Download the Summer 2020 newsletter here: 1COR QMLR - Summer 2020 - Issue 6 ...
Dress for Success with Sarah Lambert QC - Feb 2020
Today, 26th February 2020, Sarah Lambert QC volunteers with Dress for Success (Greater London), a registered charity that empowers and supports disadvantaged or vulnerable women of all backgrounds...
Sarah Lambert QC, on behalf of the family, persuades Coroner to open an inquest into death of young mother - Nov 2018
Sarah Lambert QC, instructed by Tom Spearpoint of Slater & Gordon, is representing the widower in a resumed inquest regarding the death of his late wife. She is also representing the family in a...
Sarah Lambert is acting for the family of a cancer patient - Mar 2018
Sarah Lambert QC is representing the family of Graham Stoten, who died of bladder cancer. Yesterday a pre-inquest hearing (the fourth such hearing in this inquest) has found that the deaths of...
Sarah Lambert QC and Sarabjit Singh QC take silk - Feb 2018
26th February 2018 is the day for QCs to be appointed with Sarah Lambert and Sarabjit Singh taking silk, accompanied by their families and Senior and First Junior Clerks Matthew Phipps and Andrew...
The Sutton Trust’s ‘Pathways to Law: Introduction to Law’ at the London School of Economics - Jan 2018
Yesterday, Oliver Sanders QC, Sarah Lambert and Michael Paulin spoke about their own journey to the Bar as part of The Sutton Trust's 'Pathways to Law: Introduction to Law' event held at the London...
Sarah Lambert and Sarabjit Singh appointed Queen’s Counsel - Dec 2017
1 Crown Office Row is proud and delighted to announce that Sarah Lambert and Sarabjit Singh have been successful in their applications for Silk. Sarah was called to the Bar in 1994 and has long...
Sarah Lambert successful recovering damages for secondary victim - Aug 2017
Sarah Lambert has been successful in recovering damages by way of an agreed settlement on behalf of a "Secondary Victim". The claim was for psychiatric injury suffered by the father of baby Frank...
Sarah Lambert is acting for the family of a prostate cancer patient - Oct 2016
Sarah Lambert QC is representing the family of Graham Stoten, who died of prostate cancer. The treating urologist, Mr Paul Miller, has since been dismissed from his NHS Trust and is subject to...
Robert Seabrook QC and Sarah Lambert represent the widow of a man who died from cancer which his GP failed to diagnose years earlier - Jan 2014
Robert Seabrook QC and Sarah Lambert represented the widow of Christopher Goodhead who died from rectal cancer in 2009. He visited his GP in 2005 complaining of bleeding and it is alleged that his GP,...
Sarah Lambert appointed as a Deputy Costs Judge (Taxing Master) of the Senior Courts - Jan 2013
We are delighted to announce that Sarah Lambert has today been appointed as a Deputy Costs Judge (Taxing Master) of the Senior Courts. For the purpose of costs assessments in cases dealt with in...
Sarah Lambert appointed a Recorder of the South Eastern Circuit - Sep 2012
We are delighted to announce that Sarah Lambert has been appointed with immediate effect as a Recorder of the South Eastern Circuit. She will, of course, continue to practice as a barrister at One...
David Balcombe QC and Sarah Lambert in High Court clinical negligence claim for a breast cancer sufferer - Mar 2012