Sarah heads BLB’s Family Team and has over 20 years 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.
I was delighted with the process of mediation. Sarah [Jackson] was extremely skilled in helping my ex-husband and I come to an agreement over our financial settlement. She was a miracle worker as this was a near impossibility. We had agreed over very little in our marriage and money was always a serious hot potato. Mediation stopped the expensive to-ing and fro-ing between solicitors. I would like to say that I wish we had gone to her at the beginning of the lengthy divorce process and saved ourselves time and enormous amounts of money, but mediation in conjunction with individual advice from my solicitor meant I was fully armed with information and so made the process clear and final. I would definitely recommend Sarah to others.Read MoreL.W. | April 2021
The negotiations that you facilitated provided us with a framework for a final agreement we were both happy with, so I can safely say without your support it would have been much more difficult. Thank you so much for all the work you put in - people who find themselves at such a point in their lives usually find it extremely difficult to reach agreements and I really appreciate and value your professionalism in supporting us to establish the basis of one that has allowed us to move forward and create new lives.Read MoreA.M. | April 2021
I would recommend [Sarah Jackson's] skills, sensitivity and balancing technique to anyone facing my circumstances.Read MoreY.S. | April 2021
Many many thanks [Sarah Jackson] for your time and support, I found you to be clear, consistent and felt safe working with you.Read MoreN.T. | January 2021
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.Read MoreP.B | November 2020
Glad it’s all over. Many many many thanks for all the advice and guidance. It was such a help at a difficult time.Read MoreM.N | September 2020
Sarah Jackson was extremely professional, proactive and thorough, whilst being friendly and approachable. She communicated well, kept me up to date and explained the processes throughout. She provided an excellent service and made everything as straightforward as possible for me.Read MoreS.S | April 2019
I was extremely satisfied with your service Sarah [Jackson]. I cannot express how much it meant to me to be supported by you through this difficult period in my life with such sensitivity and professionalism. You removed the mystery of the written language of the law by explaining clearly and simply avenues open to me and I always felt safe in your hands on this journey. With deep and sincere thanks.Read MoreD.C | February 2018
Sarah Jackson handled the complex issues around this later life divorce case with a great deal of sensitivity to both parties. She was very patient and took time to explain everything so that we fully understood and could make appropriate decisions. Sarah was always at the end of the phone and responded quickly. We were particularly grateful for the way in which Sarah coordinated the other services BLB provided so that matters ran as smoothly as possible.Read MoreS A | January 2018
I would also like to say thank you for all the help you have given me personally at a very difficult time. I am so glad that we decided to use the mediation process and chose you as our mediator. Your service to us has been exemplary and invaluable.Read MoreJ.H | January 2018
Communication was always very good. Sarah Jackson and her PA Philippa Ridehalgh were always there for me.Read MoreD.P | July 2017