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Sarah Langford

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Barrister in Criminal and Family Law

Best-selling Author, "In Your Defence: Stories of Life and Law"

Featured on BBC's Woman's Hour and BBC Radio 3's "Private Passions"

Sarah Langford is a barrister and best-selling author.

An English graduate from a non-legal background, Sarah worked as a barmaid, legal secretary and note-taking clerk before studying law.  She qualified as a barrister in 2005 and went on to practice in criminal and family law for nearly a decade before leaving on extended maternity leave to have her two young sons. During this time she wrote about her experiences as a barrister in her narrative non-fiction memoir, “In Your Defence: Stories of Life and Law” (Transworld, 2018) which became a Sunday Times Bestseller.  It has been optioned by Working Title TV.

Sarah has written for Prospect Magazine, The Times, The Pool and Red Magazine and appeared as a guest on radio and podcasts including BBC’s Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 3’s ‘Private Passions’ and The Spectator’s ’Table Talk’.

In Your Defence: Stories of Life and Law

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