Sarah is Head of the Child Care team and specialises in family law, particularly proceedings in respect of children which are initiated by the Local Authority. She represents parents, grandparents and related members in such proceedings and is regularly instructed by CAFCASS to represent children within those proceedings. She deals with complex cases which involve expert evidence and significant issues. She also deals with complex private law applications in which the child has been joined as a party. She also deals with her own advocacy, as far as is practicable. She is committed to client care and assisting clients at such a vulnerable time for them.
Sarah has an excellent reputation in South Yorkshire and is highly experienced with a thorough understanding of this complex area of law.
The Lord Chief Justice has also appointed Sarah as a Deputy District Judge. She will combine this appointment with her work at Howells.
The Legal 500 2022 edition ranks Family as a top tier firm in Yorkshire and Humber, saying “Family head Alyson Siddall, matrimonial specialist Sharon Lockwood and children team head Sarah Walker are the key names at Howells Solicitors. Based in Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley respectively, they oversea a team that is particularly well known for high net worth cases with assets ranging from three to six million pounds.”