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Practice Manager
Maria Rushworth
Arlington House
Bloom Street
M3 6AJ

Sara Haque

  • Year of call: 2000



Top Ranked in Legal 500 2020 & 2021:
Sara Haque is recommended as a Leading Individual in the Legal 500 for her Criminal practice, ‘A hard worker who cares about her clients'.


• University of Manchester (LLB Hons)
• Bar Vocational Course (Manchester)

Sara became a tenant in 2002 and has since specialised in the practice of Criminal Law; now with over 15 years of Criminal Advocacy experience, Sara is well known in the Crown Courts on the Northern Circuit. Sara has also been appointed to the Specialist Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Panel of Crown Advocates and is a Category 4 Prosecutor.

Her practice includes:

• General Crime
• Serious Crime
• Serious Sexual Offences
• Child Abuse & Child Abduction
• Money Laundering & Confiscation (POCA)
• Drug Importation & Supply

Lecture Experience:

Sara is a keen member of the Kenworthy's Lecturing Team; providing Lectures in the course of Kenworthy's Annual Series as well providing in-house training sessions for Solictors. She lectured ILEX students for 2 academic years at MANCAT.

Reported Cases

  • R v Gray (2016) : Defended former dental nurse receiving suspended sentence for series of robberies for pain killers. Press coverage
  • R v Anderson (2016) Outraging public decency by behaving in an indecent manner Press Coverage
  • R V Stewart (2015) - Appeal v Conviction in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) Case Analysis
  • R v Kennedy & Ors (2015) - Conspiracy to Supply Drugs; Family business; Large Scale operation
  • R v S (2015) - Sexual Activity with a child; Vulnerable Defendant with Autism; Intermediary required for both Defendant and Crown witness
  • R v Barnard (2015) - Historic Sexual Abuse; Multiple Complainants; Multiple Rapes; self-confessed "White witch"
  • R v H (2015) - Child Abduction; Removal from Jurisdiction; Vulnerable Defendant with Bipolar Disorder
  • R v C (2014) - Buggery; Historic Allegations; Brain-injured Defendant; Fitness to Plead
  • R v O'Neill (2014) - Historic Sexual Abuse; Multiple Complainants
  • R v Martin (2014) - Possession with Intent to Supply; Conspiracy to Steal; Cannabis factory worth in excess of £500,000
  • R v I (2013) - Attempt Rape; Robbery; Joint Enterprise; Vulnerable Defendant; Galbraith Submission
  • R v Jackson (2012) - Pervert the Course of Justice; False Alibi in Murder case
  • R v Brockbank (2007) & (2010) - Section 18 Assaults; False Imprisonment; Robbery; Unfit to Plead; Section 41 Restriction; Hospital Order; Retried when deemed Fit by order of Secretary of State
  • R v CH (2009) - Incest; Arson; Child Defendant; Mental Health Issues
  • R v S (2006) - Violent Disorder; Police suppression of Evidence/Contamination; Abuse of Process

As Led Junior Counsel

  • R v Crago (2005) - Historic Sexual Abuse; Multiple Rapes; Multiple Complainants
  • R v M (2007) - Violent Disorder; Section 18 Assault; Conspiracy to commit violence; large scale disorder in Leeds involving multiple stabbings


Professional Memberships & Publications

CPS Advocates Panel - Specialist Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Panel (Category 4)