Dr Sarah Egan

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  • Neil Grisdale
  • Emma Rogers

Education and Memberships

  • B.A. (Hons.) (English and German Literature), University College Galway
  • Ph.D. (German Literature and Philosophy), National University of Ireland, Galway
  • LL.Dip., The College of Law, London
  • B.V.C., Inns of Court School of Law
  • M.A. (Philosophy), University of Liverpool
  • Postgraduate Research Fellow, National University of Ireland
  • Inner Temple Exhibitor
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • London Irish Lawyers' Association

Areas of Work

  • Chancery and Commercial
  • Family
General Profile

Sarah joined Atlantic Chambers from St Albans Chambers, she has recently returned to London but remains a Door Tenant.

Prior to coming to the Bar Sarah read for a Ph.D. in German Literature and Philosophy and tutored undergraduates.  She subsequently qualified and worked as an investment analyst in the City of London in asset management and private banking.  During this time she gained a sound understanding of financial matters and dealing with high net worth individuals. 

Between Call to the Bar and commencing pupillage Sarah spent four and a half years as an in-house legal adviser to a commercial bank in the City.  She provided legal advice on a broad spectrum of matters including banking and financial services law; insolvency and company law; corporate financial transactions (including commercial property lending and corporate treasury products); landlord and tenant law; contracts for the supply of goods and services; and employment and discrimination law.  Sarah is pleased to be able to offer the benefit of this financial expertise and experience in Chancery and Commercial practice.  

Chancery and Commercial

Sarah's Chancery and Commercial practice encompasses Wills, Trusts, Probate, and Family Provision; Bankruptcy; Company and Insolvency; Landlord and Tenant; Real Property; and Commercial and Contractual Disputes. 

Sarah has a particular interest in cases where there is an overlap between her Chancery and Commercial and Family practices, such as Inheritance Act (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 disputes; Wills, Trusts, and Probate; and claims brought under the Trusts of Land and Appointment and Trustees Act 1996. 



Sarah has experience in all areas of Family Law.  Her commercial background is especially useful in financial relief and co-habitation disputes.  She is comfortable perusing financial statements and documentation, and dealing with trusts and the disposal of assets.  

Court of Protection

Sarah also accepts instructions in Court of Protection matters.  


Year of call: 2006

Inn: Inner Temple

Area: Chancery and Commercial