Sarah Reid

Sarah Reid


36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082


5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123


Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
William Brown
Mark Ronson


Sarah practices in all areas of Town and Country Planning. She regularly appears for developer, local authority and private clients in Planning Inquiries and Hearings, Enforcement Inquiries, Compulsory Purchase Inquiries, Planning Prosecutions and Development Plan Examination Hearings.

Sarah has extensive experience across the full range of planning matters including housing applications, employment land applications, renewable energy applications, applications concerning heritage assets, advertising and enforcement matters and compulsory purchase.

Sarah regularly advises and appears in statutory challenges and Judicial Review proceedings, and has appeared in both the High Court and Court of Appeal.

Sarah practices in the field of Highways Law, including advisory work and appearances at Public Path and Definitive Map Modification Order Inquiries. She is a Contributor to the Encyclopedia of Highway Law and Practice.

Sarah is instructed by the Treasury Solicitor as Junior Counsel to the Crown (Provincial Panel).


"She is one of the most thorough lawyers that I have ever come across. She is extremely good on matters of detail and fact, very insightful when it comes to the law and someone who manages to put the most complex of matters in ways that clients understand."

"She shows a very great attention to detail and is very, very focused”.

 “She is very good at motivating and is a good leader of a team." 

"Attracts plentiful praise".

"She is noted for her expert strategy and effective advocacy style".

Chambers UK 2016

"She is extremely dedicated and motivated, and meticulous in how she goes about things."

"I would pick her out: she is very effective."

Year of Call: 2004


Areas of Expertise
  • Administrative & Public Law and Local Government
  • Licensing
  • Planning & Environment

Planning and Environmental Bar Association

Northern and North Eastern Circuit


Junior Counsel to the Crown (Provincial Panel)


Planning and Environmental Bar Association

Northern and North Eastern Circuit

LLB Law with Hispanic Law (First Class), University College London.

Hurst Prize, Andrews Prize, Simmonds prize, UCL Dean's List (University College London).

Diploma in Spanish Law, La Universidad de Carlos III, Madrid.

BVC (Outstanding - ranked 1st in the year), College of Law, London.

Lord Denning Scholarship, Megarry Scholarship, Buchanan Prize (Lincoln’s Inn).

University Tutor, Property I, University College London 2003 – 2004.

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