Sarah Barr Young

Managing Partner, Ilkley

My priority is listening to my clients’ needs and objectives and then adopting a holistic approach, with compassion and empathy, to help alleviate the stress and anxiety of a family breakdown. Where possible, I will always seek an out of court settlement.

Areas of Expertise
  • Child Maintenance
  • Children Disputes
  • Children Issues
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Cohabiting Couples
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Financial Settlements
  • Freezing Injunctions
  • Grandparents' Rights
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
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She has advised and represented clients in the process of divorce, clients who have not been married and those who have entered into civil partnerships.

Sarah’s experience includes cases involving substantial income and capital, both in this country and abroad, as well as a variety of financial, business, and trust structures.

Sarah also advises on children matters, international relocation of children cases, cohabitation disputes, as well as pre- and post-nuptial agreements.

Training & employment experience

Sarah was educated at The Mount School in York and the University of Glasgow, where she studied History of Art and achieved a MA 2:1 Honours. After working in antiquarian books, she did her LLB at the College of Law in York before joining Stowe Family Law LLP as a paralegal.


My expertise in advising on complex financial remedies and private children law is recognised by Resolution’s specialist accreditation scheme.


Sarah will always prioritise a client’s interests and objectives first and foremost. She takes a practical, no-nonsense approach to cases while still being empathetic to the client in their time of need.

Outside of work

Sarah spends her time at the coast, learning to cook and saving for a Triumph Spitfire.

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Posts by Sarah Barr Young

Self-care when you don’t care: how to deal with a relationship breakdown

There’s no question that breaking up is hard to do. Dealing with a divorce or relationship breakdown is an ...

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Divorce September 3rd 2018

Can I stay in our family home if we split up?

Separation and divorce: what happens to the family home? The family home is a special place for all families and, ...

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