Sarah Archibald, Managing Associate Solicitor and Mediator in Family Law
- Sarah Archibald
Managing Associate Solicitor and Mediator in Family Law
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Sarah is a Managing Associate Solicitor in TWM’s Family department and leads the Epsom Family team. Sarah deals with all aspects surrounding relationships and has particular expertise in cases involving:
Injunctions under the Family Law Act 1996
Unmarried couples living together and Cohabitation Agreements
Separation Agreements, whether the couple is married or unmarried
Divorce (both here in England and Wales and abroad)
Financial matters surrounding a divorce or separation, including where there are business interests, trust arrangements and complex health issues involved
Applications under the Children Act 1989 for Orders relating to children, whether that is an Order that the children are to live with or spend time with a particular parent, attend a particular school, or have a passport dispute dealt with
Children disputes where there are alcohol and/or drug dependency issues
UK and international child relocation
Applications for financial support for children of an unmarried couple under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 and the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.
Sarah represents her clients in Court and out of Court in financial applications, children proceedings and domestic abuse injunction applications.
Whether her clients are facing the end of a relationship, or beginning a new relationship, Sarah has acted for same-sex couples, husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, high net worth individuals, business owners and homemakers in the UK and abroad. Sarah’s approach to all her clients is the same - cost-effective and thorough legal advice, designed to resolve conflict in the manner that best suits her clients and their loved ones.
Sarah is a member of Resolution, a national association of family lawyers and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Sarah is also a member of the Resolution National Domestic Abuse Committee and is a Family Mediation Council registered all issues family mediator, offering Mediation services alongside her legal practice.
Sarah joined TWM as a trainee in 2014 and qualified into the Family department in 2015. Prior to joining the firm, Sarah spent time living and working in South Africa and later as a paralegal in London, dealing with complex domestic abuse and children cases. Sarah obtained a degree from Sheffield University, before attending the College of Law in Guildford for her Legal Practice Course.
Recommended for family
The Legal 500 - 2023, 2022
Comments from Sarah's clients
"Sarah Archibald was approachable, efficient and empathetic and made me feel far less worried about an impending divorce. Throughout the process, culminating in my divorce absolute, Sarah has been supportive, and I always felt she was going the extra mile for me."
The Legal 500 - 2022
"Thank you Sarah, you are one of the few lights in all of this darkness.”
Family Law client, October 2021
"I’ve been very happy with the service provided by you and your firm. Thank you for making the divorce process as painless as possible."
Family Law client, May 2021
"Thank you for all your help and support during this difficult and stressful time, Sarah. You have been so calm and reassuring throughout and I do appreciate it."
Family Law client, September 2020
“A massive thank you for your support on the financial order. Whilst there is a huge delay in the courts with paperwork, the other party have agreed to the terms and we believe that was absolutely down to your invaluable help and razor sharp framing.”
Family Law client, July 2020
“Just a short note to thank you for acting for me and your professionalism over the past 4 years. It's been a pleasure to know you and I would be very happy to recommend you.”
Family Law client, 2019
"Thank you once again for your kindness and your expertise in bringing the case to a successful conclusion."
Family Law client, 2019
"Sarah made me completely aware of all the key issues, pointing out things that I had not even thought of. Any queries I raised where deal with promptly either by phone or email. I liked the way that Sarah managed to balance being professional but friendly and helpful, therefore making me feel very at ease."
Family Law client, 2018
“I want to say a big thank you for all the work that you have carried out with my case, but more importantly the personal support you have provided with your clear guidance and your attention to detail throughout. You have pulled me through these difficult times and I’m extremely grateful for everything.
I know there is no winners involved with a breakdown of a marriage, however I’m positive of the final result, and if left unchallenged I know I could have been in a worse situation without your intervention.
You do an amazing job and I wish you well in your future career.”
Family Law client, 2017
"Sarah is an exceptional solicitor, always very understanding and is very knowledgeable."
Family Law client, 2017