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Sarah Lindop

Sarah Lindop

Called 1989   |   Email: slindop@westgate-chambers.co.uk

“Highly experienced in sexual offence cases and is praised for her expertise in matters involving vulnerable clients. “

“the particularly strong Sarah Lindop, a leading junior.”



Sarah has built a reputation as a firm but fair opponent. She is approachable, practical and well prepared whatever the nature of the offence. She is a strong jury advocate whether prosecuting or defending.

She has a wide range of experience in particular with matters involving serious violence, including murder, drugs offences and all matters of dishonesty.

Sarah is renowned for her experience in sex cases. She has a sensitive approach in dealing with vulnerable or nervous witnesses or defendants.

In 2012 Sarah was instructed by the Public Solicitor of St Helena to represent a local man accused of rape and false imprisonment in a trial before the Supreme Court. She returned to the South Atlantic in 2013 to appear in the Supreme Court again. Sarah has a good working knowledge of dealing with matters in the overseas territories and is sensitive to their individual and cultural needs.

Sarah is a Grade 4 Prosecutor with RASSO (rape and serious sexual offences).

Notable Cases

  • R-v-Beard (Lewes) – Instructed as junior alone.  Indecent images.  Viewing hundreds of images and reclassifying them, levels 1 to 5.
  • R-v-Taher (& others) (Guildford) – Instructed as a leading junior on an eight week money 6 handed laundering trial.
  • R-v-McDonagh (& others) (Winchester) – Instructed as a leading junior on a twelve-week 10 handed conspiracy to steal.
  • R-v-Bracken & others (Snaresbrook) – Instructed as junior alone. 9 handed Conspiracy to supply class A to undercover police officers.
  • R-v-Turnbull (Maidstone) – Instructed as leading junior.  Allegation of Perjury against a Sussex Magistrate.
  • R-v-Jenner (Lewes) – Instructed as leading junior.  Multi-handed conspiracy to supply class A.  London to Sussex trade.
  • R-v-Geer (Lewes) – Instructed as junior alone.  Kidnap, child abduction, sexual assault – 4 young witnesses.

Professional Associations

Member of Roll of Advocates for St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan Da Cuna
Pupil supervisor
Member of the CBA
South Eastern Circuit
Sussex Bar Mess. Surrey and South London Bar Mess


Rugby. Member of Leicester Tigers RFC