Dr Sara Hunton

Call: 2010

Dr Sara Hunton’s family practice covers all areas of private family law including child law, financial remedies and matters arising under the Family Law Act 1996. She represents clients at all stages of proceedings from without notice applications to interim hearings, fact-finding hearings and fully contested multi-day hearings.

Sara is the co-author of Bloomsbury Professional’s Costs in Family Proceedings. In his Foreword to the first edition, Lord Wilson of the Supreme Court wrote,

‘a magisterial book. …Our library here will stock this book. Family practitioners should in my view expect that all family judges will want to work from it.’

She has completed the Advocacy & The Vulnerable (Family) training and understands the key principles behind the approach to, and questioning of, vulnerable people in the justice system.

If you would like more information about Sara’s practice, please contact her clerks on +44 (0)20 7405 6114.

Areas of expertise

Financial remedies

Sara represents clients at all stages of financial remedy proceedings from first appointment, financial dispute resolution appointment to the contested final hearing.

She acts in:

Sara’s clients often include people who have experienced domestic abuse by their ex-partner.

Private law children

In private law children cases, Sara’s expertise spans the full range of child arrangements orders, prohibited steps orders and specific issue orders.

She acts in cases involving:

Sara frequently works with vulnerable clients, including those with disabilities and mental health problems. She is practised in negotiating and drafting complex but clear child arrangement orders.

Sara often appears opposite litigants in person and is adept at dealing with the professional and practical issues this can raise.

Family Law Act 1996-related cases

Sara represents clients in matters arising under the Family Law Act 1996, Part IV.

She is often involved in connected proceedings and applications made under the Children Act 1989.

She regularly acts for applicants and respondents in applications for non-molestation orders, occupation orders and the transfer of tenancies.

Education

Publications

Professional memberships

Privacy notice

Sara’s privacy notice can be found here.