Sarah Askew

Neurotrauma, Personal Injury

Title: Solicitor

Tel: 0191 226 3746

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Sarah is a Solicitor with over five years’ experience specialising in complex and high-value personal injury cases at a major national law firm. Sarah has dedicated her career to supporting claimants through what can often be the most difficult time in their lives.

Experience:

  • Sarah has experience of working in multi-party strategic large group litigation and on individual complex brain and spinal injury cases.
  • She has litigated both individual complex personal injury cases and one of the largest personal injury group actions to proceed to trial before the High Court for 3 months.
  • Sarah was part of a team who drafted a submission to the Independent Medicines & Medical Devices Safety Review on behalf of a number of clients with severe physical and / or cognitive impairments. Her contribution focused on the clinical and psychological needs of the individuals affected.
  • Sarah prides herself on going the extra mile to visit her clients in their home environment and to ensure that they get the rehabilitation that they need in the way that works for them.
  • As a solicitor advocate, Sarah has Higher Rights of Audience to appear for her clients at hearings, trials and in inquests.
  • Sarah enjoys attending expert led conferences to ensure that she is aware of the latest aids, equipment and services that may assistant her clients. This year she attended the 2019 European NeuroConvention held in Birmingham.
  • As a student Sarah worked as personal assistant for an individual with severe impairments for three years. During this time she attended many informative events such the annual conference for the International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISSAC). Sarah applies the knowledge that she has of the barriers society imposes

In her free time Sarah enjoys spending time outdoors. She enjoys hiking and has climbed the Julian Alps. Sarah is also a keen cyclist and has completed the Ride100 to raise money for charity. She is looking forward to completing the Great Northern Bike Ride this August with her sister.

Sarah volunteers as a tribunal helpline advisor and support worker for the Independent Parental Special Educational Advice charity (IPSEA) providing next step advice and representation on educational issues on behalf of children with  special educational needs. She is also an executive committee member of the Human Rights Lawyers Association.


Key Practice Areas

  • Brain, Spinal Cord & Serious Injury Cases
  • Complex Personal Injury Claims