Sasha Watkinson

Year of Call: 1998, Lincoln's Inn

Sasha watkinson
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Sasha undertakes public law work of the utmost seriousness, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse, acting for local authorities, parents and children alike. 

She was instructed by a local authority to conduct existing care proceedings involving complex legal issues surrounding identification of perpetrators in finding of fact proceedings. She was later led by Susan Grocott KC in both the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court in the case now known as Re S-B UKSC17 [2010] 1 FLR 1161. She has also been led in High Court care proceedings involving the suspicious death of a child.

Alongside her public law work, Sasha also undertakes complex private law cases involving sexual abuse, implacable hostility and international relocation.

Ranked in Legal 500, 2024 as a Leading Junior.

Sasha is thorough in preparation, knowledgeable, approachable and incredibly hard working. She keeps instructing solicitors updated throughout the proceedings, seeks further instructions where required and is generally a pleasure to work with. Could not recommend her highly enough.

Legal 500, 2023

Notable Cases

  • Wigan Borough Council v M and Others (Veracity Assessments) [2016] 1 FLR 126


  • Wigan BC v M and Others (Sexual Abuse: Fact Finding) [2015] EWFC 6


  • Re S-B [2010] 1 FLR 1161 (Supreme Court)


Professional Associations

  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Child Concern
  • Women In Family Law


  • Highworth School
  • University of Liverpool
  • Inns of Court School of Law


  • Sir Thomas More Bursar
  • Hardwicke Scholar