Blackfords LLP

Sarah Hall

Solicitor-Advocate

“Industrious, dedicated and creative”

-Chambers & Partners

Sarah is a Solicitor-Advocate who is routinely instructed in complex matters throughout the UK, as both Solicitor and Junior Counsel.

Providing continuity of representation, Sarah attends upon clients at the police interview stage through to all court and Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 proceedings and on to appeal, where necessary.  She is also experienced in dealing with VHCC cases, including those with international aspects.

Having been involved in cases ranging from drug supply to sexual offences, complex fraud and money laundering, Sarah has a varied knowledge of many areas of the law.  She has defended clients in cases brought by the National Crime Agency, the Crown Prosecution Service, HM Revenue and Customs, Environment Agency, Trading Standards and local authorities.

Sarah has worked on cases brought under POCA 2002 as well as the Criminal Justice Act 1988 and Drug Trafficking Act 1994 and has experience of dealing with all aspects of these matters:

  • Restraint Orders
  • Cash Seizures and forfeiture
  • Confiscation Orders
  • Financial Reporting Orders
  • Serious Crime Prevention Orders
  • Section 11 extensions of time to pay
  • Section 23 variations
  • Section 22 uplifts
  • Certificates of Inadequacy (CJA & DTA)

Sarah is regularly referred work by other solicitors and Counsel, who consider her to have excellent judgment, inspiring confidence in her lay clients and putting them at ease during complicated proceedings. Sarah has a professional and meticulous approach to case preparation, ensuring that no stone is left unturned, and works closely with Counsel throughout matters.

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