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Sarah Westoby


Sarah Westoby is a solicitor in the human rights department.

Court of Protection

Sarah is a solicitor working with Emma Jones in the human rights department.

Legal expertise

Sarah works on a range of areas within the human rights department, focusing in particular on the Contaminated Blood Public Inquiry. Sarah also represents clients in best interests and deprivation of liberty cases, representing clients in proceedings in the Court of Protection on issues including withdrawal of treatment, choice of treatment, residence, contact and care for people who don't have capacity to decide on these issues for themselves. Her clients include children, parents, relatives and the Official Solicitor.

Sarah joined the firm in 2007 as a trainee, qualifying in 2009 and remaining with the firm for a further seven years. From 2016, Sarah worked as a consultant solicitor with Scott-Moncrieff and Associates, the specialist mental health firm. Sarah rejoined the human rights department at Leigh Day in November 2018.