Sarah has a Law Degree and attended the College of Law, Chester, qualifying as a Solicitor in 1998. Sarah is a member of Resolution, an accredited Resolution specialist, a member of the Law Society Family Mediation Panel, a Collaborative Lawyer, a Professional Practice Consultant (PPC) for Mediation and a member of the Family Mediators Association.
Sarah specialises in all aspects of family and children Law for both married and unmarried couples, particularly those involving:
- Complex Assets such as Inherited Wealth, Farms, Businesses and Foreign Property.
- Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements for couples who marry
- Cohabitation Agreements for couples who live together
Sarah seeks to work with her clients to achieve early, practical and cost-effective solutions to their concerns. Sarah is an experienced Law Society accredited Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer and extremely enthusiastic about advocating to clients the huge potential benefits of these ways of working, especially in relation to agreeing on arrangements for their children and also dealing with their finances which can save clients a great deal of expense. She encourages clients to see how by using mediation or collaboration they can reach agreement in a civilised way and maintain a positive future relationship for the benefit of their children and grandchildren.
Sarah provides a bespoke service to her clients and supports them through what can be a very emotional time in their life with compassion and common sense.
Sarah joined Farnfields in 2002 and became a Partner and Head of the Family and Mediation Department in 2006. Fiona Thomas, the Managing Partner, has overall responsibility for the work of the firm, including the Family Department. Sarah’s responsibilities also include Staff Training and Development.
What a breath of fresh air! Completely different to the negative experience we had encountered previously. Sarah Jones took the time to listen to us both without bias. Although as parents we couldn’t agree on everything, with Sarah’s help we accepted the fact that there was no perfect scenario in a break up involving kids. Compromise is needed, in contrast to the negatives a court case brings, we were encouraged to think about the positives each of us had to offer our child and we worked together to come to an arrangement that best suited all of us.