As part of her housing and local government practice, Sarah deals with public law, Equality Act and human rights issues on a regular basis. In addition, she has been instructed in a broad range of public law work. Her recent work has included cases concerning anti-social behaviour, s.222 Local Government Act 1972, fraud investigations, duties owed to children, Gypsy and Traveller law and mobile homes.
Sarah is currently instructed by West Midlands Police in relation to applications under the Policing and Crime Act 2009 for gang injunctions against two rival gangs operating in the Coventry area.
She has also recently been instructed to advise:
• a charitable service where there have been alleged breaches of the Equality Act 2010 and data protection law;
• an organisation on alleged breaches of the Equality Act 2010 arising in relation to a training course;
• a housing association on its policy concerning mobile homes; and,
• on challenges to Ombudsman decisions and an inquiry by a regulator in relation to alleged misconduct and mismanagement of a housing association.
Sarah is the co-author of Judicial Review Proceedings: A Practitioners Guide, 3rd edition (LAG, 2012).
• London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and Others v Persons Unknown (London Gypsies and Travellers Friends, Families and Travellers and National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups intervening)  EWHC 1201 (QB) - junior counsel for the London Borough of Hounslow led by Ranjit Bhose QC.
• R (oao (1) Mercy Amaranye and (2) A) v London Borough of Croydon  EWHC 1088 (Admin) - junior counsel for the authority successfully defending judicial review proceedings into its decision to launch a fraud investigation into someone who lied to obtain accommodation under s.17 Children Act 1989.
• Birmingham City Council v SS and SA  EWCA Civ 1211;  HLR 6 - a case concerning the proper approach to be taken by housing benefit authorities to the restriction of benefit for occupiers of "exempt" accommodation to which the normal local housing allowance and "maximum rent" rules do not apply.
• James v Birmingham City Council  EWCA Civ 552 - the first time the Court of Appeal considered gang-injunctions under section 34 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009 (junior counsel).
• Morrison Facilities Services Limited v Norwich City Council  EWHC 487 (Ch) - junior counsel for the authority.