Sarah heads BLB’s Family Team and has over 20 years of experience as a specialist family and matrimonial lawyer. She is also an accredited and popular family mediator.
Sarah understands that relationship breakdown is frequently a stressful and difficult time and is able to advise on complex issues with clarity and sensitivity.
Her expertise lies in advising on divorce settlements, unmarried couple disputes and pre-and post-nuptial agreements – from cases where there are very modest assets to those involving complex assets such as multiple properties, pensions and businesses.
“As I was feeling like a fish out of water, Sarah Jackson knew EXACTLY what was required in order for me to move forward. She and Philippa worked together efficiently and economically for me and their prompt responses were always a welcome relief. Sarah’s knowledge and expertise is apparent, and I had complete trust in the way she handled my case. I will be forever grateful to her for helping me to see the light at the end of a very long and dark tunnel.” PB, November 2020
Sarah is a member of the Law Society’s Family Law and Advanced Family Law accreditation schemes with particular specialisms in Matrimonial Finance and Cohabitation. She is also a Resolution-trained Mediator and offers family mediation as an alternative to a traditional solicitor-led approach for resolving issues on relationship breakdown.
Sarah’s case history includes:
- Successfully assisting those facing divorce – from those of modest means through to lottery winners – to achieve a fair division of their finances , whether through negotiation or, if necessary, court proceedings;
- Drafting and advising on pre and post nuptial agreements – including cases with an international element (assets abroad and /or where one spouse is a foreign national);
- Advising on pension sharing and off-setting and, in cases involving substantial and /or complex pension arrangements, how to obtain and interpret an actuary’s pension report;
- Advising on recovering assets and self-help issues where assets have been, or might be dissipated post-separation.
Sarah is based at our Bath office and visits clients at our Bradford on Avon office. By appointment only, she also sees clients at our Bristol City Centre office and at Aztec West in Almondsbury, South Gloucestershire.