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Sabrina has experience across the full breadth of Chambers’ core practice areas, including financial services, regulatory crime and general consumer law. She undertakes drafting and advisory work and regularly appears in various courts.

Sabrina regularly represents banks and financial institutions in interim applications and at trial. She has experience of enforceability disputes, possession claims, hire-purchase agreements, return of goods hearings, penalty clauses, PPI claims, the provision of statutory notices, connected lender liability under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 and unfair relationship claims. Recently, Sabrina has provided assistance to Jonathan Kirk QC and Thomas Samuels in a multi-million pound pensions mis-selling claim involving allegations of joint enterprise, breach of COBS and claims under s.27 of FSMA.

In addition, Sabrina has experience of reviewing loan books for FCA compliance, drafting loan agreements and the required surrounding documentation, and reviewing financial promotions.

Sabrina has experience of prosecuting and defending allegations of fraud, fraudulent trading, money laundering and breaches of CPUT. She has a particular interest in age-restricted products prosecutions and is the editor of the age-restricted products chapter in Consumer and Trading Standards: Law and Practice.

During pupillage, Sabrina assisted on a number of prosecutions under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 and the Food Safety Act 1990. Further, Sabrina has experience of food labelling issues (especially where health and/or nutritional claims are made), the Primary Authority Scheme, non-compliance with improvement notices, alcohol and tobacco licences and advising on specimen charges.

Sabrina has a broad experience of other consumer matters, including:

  • Civil redress under CPUT
  • Solar panel mis-selling
  • Civil aviation matters
  • Privacy notices
  • Investigations by the Gambling Commission
  • Bankruptcy petitions
  • The right to reject goods under the Consumer Rights Act 2015
  • Unfair contract terms

General Editor of the ‘Consumer and Trading Law Cases’ law reports

Contributing editor to ‘Consumer and Trading Standards: Law and Practice’ (‘the Pink Book’), 6th Edition, Lexis Nexis

Contributing editor to ‘The Encyclopedia of Financial Services Law’, loose leaf, Sweet & Maxwell

During her training, Sabrina was awarded scholarships for the Graduate Diploma in Law from City University and for the Bar Professional Training Course from BPP London. She also won the 2018 Inner Temple Davis Prize for pupils advocacy, was a member of the winning team in the national round of the Telders International Law Moot Court Competition 2016 and went on to represent England at the international finals in The Hague, and was runner-up in the 2016/17 Times/2TG moot.

Outside the law, Sabrina enjoys playing squash and swimming.

Who I am

I am a specialist consumer law barrister providing legal services at Gough Square Chambers. You can contact me at sabrina.goodchild@goughsq.co.uk, on 0207 353 0924 or at Gough Square Chambers, 6-7 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE.

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