Sarah Newport

Sarah Newport

Solicitor

Education Law, Higher Education, Special Educational Needs, Public Law, Court of Protection(+44)(0) 29 2038 8398Cardiff

Profile

Sarah is a solicitor specialising in Court of Protection matters and is based in the Firm’s Cardiff office. She is also a member of the Firm’s Education Law Department.

Court of Protection

Sarah is prominent in the Court of Protection in Wales running an extensive, highly contentious caseload of welfare matters. She is predominantly instructed by RPRs and IMCAs on cases involving DOL challenges. She has been instructed on cases concerning residence, contact, restrictions on liberty, issues surrounding capacity to consent to sexual relations and end of life decisions.

Sarah regularly acts in challenging, highly emotive cases such as acting on behalf of the protected party in emergency serious medical treatment applications and cases which involve elements such as the right to die at home.

Sarah also acts on behalf of family members in Court of Protection proceedings and deputyship applications as well as advising on Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Education Law

Sarah represents parents and young people in matters before the special educational needs tribunals in both England and Wales. Sarah has particular expertise in cases involving conductive education and securing the appropriate provision for children with cerebral palsy. Her expertise in capacity issues is also regularly called upon in cases involving young people.

Public Law

Sarah acts on behalf of families in inquest proceedings. She has also acted in a number of successful judicial review actions.

Sarah often speaks at conferences and practitioners’ events in the areas of Court of Protection and education law.

In her spare time, Sarah is a keen sports fan with a particular interest in rugby and netball, playing in the local netball league. Sarah also enjoys running, travelling, and spending time with her young nephews. Sarah has volunteered for the Alzheimer’s Society as well as the Scoliosis Association UK.

Sarah is a member of the Court of Protection Practitioners Association, the Mental Health Lawyers Association and the Education Law Association.