Sarah is a partner in the Family team. She has significant experience in all aspects of family law, in particular, divorce and high-value financial cases often involving complex aspects including corporate issues and international issues. Sarah has a special interest in dealing with intervenor disputes involving third parties and enjoys the analytical and challenging nature of such claims.
She also regularly advises clients on child arrangement disputes which often have a complex aspect to them such as an application by one parent to relocate (both domestically and internationally) and cases where one or both parents have made serious allegations against the other. These cases can be challenging for clients emotionally and Sarah appreciates the need to deal with them discreetly and sensitively.
Sarah regularly acts for a broad range of clients including entrepreneurs, sports stars and those in the entertainment industry, doctors, executives and homemakers. Sarah dealt with the reported case of R-v-R  – a case involving gross assets of £13M and issues concerning contributions and company valuations. Sarah was one of only four lawyers in the country shortlisted for Jordan’s Family Law Legal Executive of the Year award in 2012.
Sarah joined SMB in June 2023 from a leading London family law firm where she was a Partner. Sarah qualified in 2010 albeit she has worked in family law for over 20 years. Sarah is a committee member of the Family Law Language Group, a group aimed at reducing animosity and conflict in family law. She was also Chair of CILEx London Group for 5 years and is committed to mentoring and encouraging young lawyers.
“She is very able and experienced.”Chambers and Partners, 2024
“Sarah is incredibly down to earth but tenacious.”
Chambers and Partners, 2024
“Sarah Harding is simply amazing. She works tirelessly to get the best possible outcome for her client. She brings calm level headed approach to the most highly emotional discussions. There are no surprises with Sarah. She explains her approach in a crystal clear way and sticks to it.”Legal 500, 2023