- Solicitor, Public Law

Sarah Collier | Solicitor, Public Law | Simpson Millar LLP - Wimbledon
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Based in: Wimbledon

Expertise:

Public Law, Community Care, Court of Protection and Deprivation of Liberty cases

Career:

Sarah obtained a BA degree in Philosophy & Theology from the University of Oxford and a postgraduate LLB in Law from the University of Law.

She trained as a solicitor at Linklaters LLP and qualified in their Litigation department in 2015. Whilst there, she gained experience working on both defendant and claimant public and private law claims, as well as working on a number of national and international regulatory investigations. Sarah joined the Public Law team at Simpson Millar in March 2017.

Sarah specialises in community care and public law cases and has a particular interest in representing young people in relation to their care and support needs, including care leavers, unaccompanied asylum seeking minors and victims of trafficking.

She has also gained experience working with vulnerable adults to ensure that appropriate support and accommodation is provided by local authorities and NHS Trusts.

In her Court of Protection and deprivation of liberty cases, Sarah has been instructed by the Official Solicitor to act on behalf of protected parties in relation to health and welfare decisions, particularly regarding questions of capacity to make decisions on residence and care.

While at Linklaters, Sarah spent 6 months on secondment to the Mary Ward Legal Centre, a charity that provides legal representation for vulnerable individuals. Sarah worked in the Centre's Housing department and acted for many clients in possession, suitability and homelessness proceedings, a number of which involved challenges brought by judicial review.

Throughout the course of her career, Sarah has been involved in pro bono work for a number of organisations such as Bail for Immigration Detainees, the Centre for Criminal Appeals, Amicus, and the Centre for Reproductive Rights.

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