About Wisdom Law Limited
In 1993 Sarah was made a salaried Partner with Farrington & Whiting and in 1996 when the firm merged and became Farrington Webb (now Griffith Smith Farrington Webb) she was made an equity Partner heading up the firm’s Litigation Department.
During this time she obtained a master’s degree in Personal Injury law (LLM) with De Montfort University and served for many years as Secretary of the Sussex Law Society and sat on the Appeals Committee at the Legal Services Commission (formerly the Legal Aid Board). Sarah is a Solicitor Advocate and holds the Solicitors' Civil Higher Rights of Audience qualification which enables her to represent her clients in the Higher Courts in England and Wales.
Sarah was a member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel between 1996 and 2007 and undertook a secondment working at the Action for Victims of Medical Accidents. She has been accredited as a Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). She set up a Consortium of Personal Injury Lawyers called Accident Line Sussex a specialist group endorsed by the Law Society as experts in providing advice in Personal Injury cases.
Sarah has specialised in Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Law since 1991 and developed a niche interest in Dental Negligence in 2000. She has personally conducted over 200 dental negligence cases and supervised many more.
Sarah pioneered the use of No Win No Fee Agreements in Clinical Negligence cases and lobbied Parliament for a change in the law to make it compulsory for dentists to have professional indemnity insurance. It is currently not a legal requirement but clear guidance has been given from the GDC that dentists must provide indemnity to their patients if they suffer harm and there is heightened awareness of the issue, leading to the formation of the pressure group, Bridge the Gap. European Legislation on this issue is expected soon.
Sarah’s interests are walking, cycling, books, theatre, children and charity work. She sat on the original Martlets Hospice Committee raising money to build the new Hospice and organised numerous fund raising events. She participated in a soup run for the homeless whilst training to be a Solicitor. In 2002 she climbed Mount Kiliminjaro and raised over £9,000 for Whizz-Kidz. She ran the second Brighton Marathon in 2011 raising money to fund a new library in Cape Verde and to provide aid to Africa.