Sarah Langford has been a practising barrister in criminal and family law since 2006. She studied the GDL at The University of Law Guildford campus and was awarded a scholarship from Gray's Inn of Court.
After practising law for nearly a decade Sarah took parental leave to start a family and also used her time-off to write about her experiences as a barrister. In Your Defence: Stories of Life and Law has been published to rave reviews from the likes of Helena Kennedy QC and the Secret Barrister, it has also been optioned for TV by the British production company Working Title. We caught up with Sarah to talk about her time at ULaw and the inspiration behind her new book.
Divorce is something everybody hopes to avoid, but statistically, we know its likely to affect lots of married couples. This episode Clemmie is joined by Barrister Sarah Langford who unpicks the technicalities of divorce, while journalist Rosie Green talks openly about the breakdown of her 26 years marriage. Together they bridge the gap between offering practical advice and realistic assurance that even when our lives are turned upside down, we’re able to rebuild from the ground up once again.
BBC Radio 3: Private Passions
Michael Berkeley’s guest is barrister Sarah Langford. With Bach, Messiaen and Morten Lauridsen.
Scummy Mummies Podcast
In this episode, we talk to ace barrister and author Sarah Langford. She gives us some tips for getting divorced, tells us what it's like to defend really bad people, and answers our stupid questions about her wig. We play a new game, Grime and Punishment, and discuss our favourite Monopoly pieces.
Table Talk Podcast
Sarah Langford is a barrister and author of the best-selling In Your Defence, which follows 11 real-life cases in the criminal and family courts. On the podcast, Sarah tells Lara and Livvy about her family's background in farming, the vending machine diet of a barrister, and how MeToo killed the drinking culture in chambers.
BBC Radio Bristol:
Sarah Langford was interviewed about In Your Defence by Claire Cavanagh on BBC Radio Bristol.
BBC Radio 5 live: Unmissable Books by Helen Thorn
Interview with Helen Thorn, of The Scummy Mummies, picked In Your Defence as one of her unmissable books of 2018.
BBC Radio Suffolk:
Lesley Dolphin show
Suffolk's Lesley Dolphin talks to Sarah Langford about In Your Defence and life at the Bar.
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