Introduction Introduction Sandra is an experienced barrister who is in demand in complex cases, both public and private. Family She represents all parties including local authorities, guardians, parents and family members intervening to challenge a negative assessment. She listens carefully and sympathetically and always gives balanced advice, ensuring that the client is able to make informed choices about how they want their case to proceed. Sandra is experienced in cases where there is an international dimension including the requirements relating to assessments and placements abroad and applications to remove children from the jurisdiction. Sandra is especially skilled with vulnerable clients, including those who have learning disabilities or other challenges such as mental health issues. She has a track record of representing clients where a previous child or children have been removed but where improvements have occurred. Sandra can appear in all courts including the Family Courts, the High Court and the Court of Appeal. Sandra can also assist in secure accommodation applications and represented a party in the case of Re M (Lack of Secure Accommodation)  EWFC B61. Sandra can be instructed in all matters relating to family finance. Public Inquiries Sandra has experience of working on public inquires. She has been involved in preparation for public inquiries. Sandra is instructed as junior counsel to the Police Inquiry. International Sandra has acted in litigation and in an advisory capacity on cases with an international component, most frequently in relation to public law matters, and has represented individuals in Hague Convention matters. Banking & Financial Crime Sandra has acted in large scale financial litigation and has been instructed in various matters including by the Serious Fraud Office as disclosure counsel on the Euribor benchmark rigging case (R v Bittar and ors), which resulted in four convictions. Sandra has been appointed as a member of the Valuation Tribunal Service of England and she presides over tax disputes. Sandra is the author of the FLBA News in LexisNexis Law magazine. Notable Cases Notable Cases Re M (Lack of Secure Accommodation)  EWFC B61 Qualifications Qualifications LLB (Hons) Bar Vocational Course Appointments Appointments Sandra has been appointed as a member of the Valuation Tribunal Service of England presiding over tax disputes. Sandra is a co-opted member of the executive committee of the Family Law Bar Association (FLBA). Languages Languages Igbo Memberships Memberships Family Law Bar Association [co-opted to the executive committee] Lincolns Inn South Eastern Circuit Commonwealth-in-England Barristers Association (CEBA) Direct Access Direct Access Sandra is accredited to accept work under Direct access, also known as Public access, in suitable cases. In order to instruct Sandra on a Direct access basis, contact the clerks on +44 (0) 20 7242 6476 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.