Sara is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives having qualified in September 1996.
As a highly experienced family lawyer, Sara specialises in cases of divorce, separation, domestic violence, children and financial matters. Sara is also a qualified family mediator, helping couples to resolve issues arising from a relationship breakdown without the need to go to court.
Sara has spent over 35 years in the legal profession and has specialised in family law for over 25 years. One of her many significant professional achievements was to voluntarily establish and run Calderdale Family Court’s mediation rota, thereby ensuring a qualified mediator attended all First Hearing Dispute Resolution Appointments in relation to children.
Sara was the first family lawyer in Halifax to offer free legal advice sessions at Calderdale Women’s Centre when it was established over a decade ago. She continues to support the Centre today.
Sara is accredited by Resolution for cases involving children and domestic violence. She has worked at Wilkinson Woodward for almost 20 years and is based at our Halifax office.
I'm very pleased with the service I have received. It went as smoothly as it possibly could and Sara was fantastic
I could not have got through the whole court case if it hadn't been for the support and understanding of Sara Scanlon.