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 Modules 2b and 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)

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