Associate Director

Sara Longden

SRA-regulated Solicitor

Sara is a highly experienced solicitor, qualified in 2006, and has extensive experience in Business Crime, including Conspiracy to Defraud, VAT Fraud, Price Fixing, Money Laundering, Ponzi Schemes and Proceeds of Crime. Based in our London office, Sara defends in investigations brought by most UK prosecuting agencies, particularly the SFO.

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About Sara

Sara specialises in Fraud, Regulatory, Asset Recovery and Serious Crime. Qualified as a solicitor in 2006, she is an Associate Director at the firm. Sara has extensive experience in Business Crime, including Conspiracy to Defraud, VAT Fraud, Price Fixing, Money Laundering, Ponzi Schemes and Proceeds of Crime. Based in our London office, Sara defends in investigations brought by most prosecuting agencies, including the Serious Fraud Office, HM Revenue & Customs, Insolvency Service, Royal Mail and the Crown Prosecution Service.

Education

Sara completed her law degree in Sheffield, followed by the postgraduate Legal Practice Certificate at the College of Law in York.

Writing and Media

Sara has provided in-house training sessions and is a member of the firm’s Legal Writing Programme. Sara has also made analysis videos of cases she has dealt with to help members of the public who don't have a legal background but are facing legal problems.

Approach to the work

Sara fights her cases passionately and takes pride in always being available for her clients any time night or day. Sara is compassionate and warm, and treats her clients with the utmost respect.

Outside the law

Sara is the Chair of the PTA at a local primary school, leader of a church Sunday School, and the founder of a local campaign group. She has appeared on local radio as a spokesperson for this group which advocates for diversity in the business community.

Sara also has a keen interest in theatre and has completed courses at both RADA and The International School of Screen Acting.

Practice areas

Sara defends in all types of fraud cases, and is currently instructed in a number of multi-handed fraud prosecutions.

A specialist in serious criminal allegations, she is also frequently instructed by people with no previous convictions who are facing serious allegations of sexual assault including rape.

Sara is regularly instructed by clients charged with Conspiracy to Defraud, Fraud Act offences, and Money Laundering. She also advises corporate entities on regulatory matters. Sara is currently representing a defendant in a private prosecution which saw the Royal Mail defrauded in excess of £70m.

Sara advises in offences under the Computer Misuse Act and other areas of Cyber Crime law. She recently represented a client charged with an offence related to a Cyber Mandate Fraud.

Sara has experience of a range of drugs offences from county lines conspiracies to production of cannabis.

Sara regularly defends professional men accused of rape and related sexual offences.

She is also experienced representing clients of previous good character who are under investigation for viewing indecent images.

Sara is currently instructed on behalf of a young man prosecuted for causing death and serious injury by dangerous driving, and defending a father who is accused of cruelty to a young child resulting in serious injury. She also represents clients charged with offences against the person including assault and grievous bodily harm.

Sara is assisting one of the managing partners in the defence of a $130 million civil fraud claim in Gibraltar.

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