Sarah is a Partner and head of the family team based in Truro. She qualified in March 2006 and has over 14 years of experience advising clients on:
She specialises in advising business/farm owners and those with significant inherited wealth on the protection of assets from the impact of relationship breakdown; and their spouses who seek their share of resources. She also acts for professionals and has a in depth understanding of the nuances of public sector pension schemes.
Chambers 2020 - Sarah is noted for her expertise in financial remedy proceedings, as well as in pre-marital and post-marital agreements. Interviewees report that she is "easy to communicate with, and has in mind the best interest of the client." One client attests: "Sarah is an excellent listener and very capable of enabling divorce with dignity. She is academic but also practical."
Legal 500 (2020) - Next Generation Partner - "Sarah Atkinson is the youngest and most capable team head I know."
Sarah is ranked as a Band 1 ‘Leader in her Field’ in Chambers and Partners.
Chambers 2019 - "Sarah's approach was friendly, calm and positive from start to finish. She was always available to discuss matters and provide support, and her professionalism and guidance very much made me feel in safe hands."
Chambers 2018 - recognised for her work with "high net worth individuals on financial settlements, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. She is also well versed in cohabitation agreements."
Legal 500 UK 2017 - ‘knowledgeable and diligent’. Legal 500 is an independent guide to the legal profession who recognises top lawyers.
Her work includes:
Sarah is a member of Resolution and promotes a constructive approach to resolving family issues. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends – on the beach, swimming and camping. She also loves music and is a regular Glastonbury festival goer.