Sarah Bousfield


Sarah has a broad commercial practice conducting large scale, high value complex cases, including litigation of contractual, tortious and trust matters, civil fraud, asset tracing and agency issues. Sarah has also advised on issues of jurisdiction and applicable law in various cases.

Sarah has a diverse clientele including City, corporate and private clients. In particular, she is regularly instructed by leading multi-family offices who manage the assets and affairs of ultra high net worth individuals. 

Sarah’s notable current and recent work includes acting on behalf of a family of ultra-high net worth individuals in respect of trust law, company law issues, offshore structures in the context of multi-jurisdictional commercial and matrimonial litigation proceedings, led by James Ramsden QC. In arbitration, Sarah most recently acted for a state-owned Petroleum company in an ICC arbitration with an EPC Contractor in the Caribbean in a dispute worth over US$250 million.

Sarah has particular expertise in obtaining pre-emptive remedies, including asset freezing orders, evidence preservation, and pre-action disclosure, as well as proceedings for contempt of court for breach of pre-emptive orders.

Sarah is part of the team of barristers who have been advising the Ministry of Justice, in conjunction with COMBAR, on the impact of Brexit on International Arbitration and the UK’s Financial Services industry.

Contact details

Areas of Practice

Dispute Resolution

Year Qualified



2012-2013: BPTC, City Law School
2011-2012: BCL, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford
2009-2010: ELS Scholarship Exchange Programme, L’Université de Fribourg, Switzerland 2007-2011:


Society of Construction Law
Young International Arbitration Group
ICC Young Arbitrators Forum
International Bar Association
Arbitration Ireland