Sarah Langford Keynote Speaker

  • Barrister in Criminal and Family Law.
  • Best-selling Author, "In Your Defence: Stories of Life and Law" and "Rooted: Stories of Life, Land and a Farming Revolution"
  • Featured on BBC's Woman's Hour and BBC Radio 3's "Start The Week"

Sarah Langford's Biography

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” (2018) which became a Sunday Times Bestseller.  It has been option for television.

In 2017 she moved to the Suffolk countryside and took on the running of a small farm.  This experience forms part of her second narrative non-fiction book, “Rooted: Stories of Life, Land, and a Farming Revolution” (2022). Part-memoir, part narrative account of a selection of farmers from around the country, it seeks to shine a light on the world of farming at a critical point in the future of the countryside. She is currently studying a Graduate Diploma in Agriculture at the Royal Agriculture University.

Sarah has written for Prospect Magazine, The Times, Country Life, The Financial Times, Start the Week, Times Radio 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’.

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Videos of Sarah Langford

Sarah Langford - In Your Defence: Stories of Life and Law | 2019
Sarah Langford - In Your Defence: Stories of Life and Law | 2019
How cuts threaten the legal system | Sarah Langford | 2019
How cuts threaten the legal system | Sarah Langford | 2019
Regenerative Farming: how to save the future of British farming | Sarah Langford
Regenerative Farming: how to save the future of British farming | Sarah Langford
Regenerative Farming: Harmonising Environmental and Financial Incentives
Regenerative Farming: Harmonising Environmental and Financial Incentives
Sarah Langford at ORFC In the Field
Sarah Langford at ORFC In the Field
Jake Fiennes and Sarah Langford in Conversation and Book Launch - Groundswell 2022
Jake Fiennes and Sarah Langford in Conversation and Book Launch - Groundswell 2022

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Books by Sarah Langford

In Your Defence: Stories of Life and Law
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Rooted: Stories of Life, Land and a Farming Revolution

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