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Sally Daulton

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Core Practice Area: Crime, Family
Call: 2009
Gray’s Inn
: Oxford University (MA, Politics, Philosophy and Economics), City University Business School (MBA), University of West of England (Graduate Diploma in Law and Bar Vocational Course)

Sally joined Devon Chambers as a pupil in October 2010 and became a tenant in October 2011. Before coming to the bar, Sally had a career in business and as a management consultant. She worked for Price Waterhouse's Strategic Consulting Group, was a Director of Devon and Cornwall Training and Enterprise Council, and spent many years as a Non-Executive Director in the NHS.


Sally accepts instructions in financial remedy and public and private children law matters.

She has acted at all stages of financial remedy proceedings, including claims under the Matrimonial Causes Act, TOLATA and Schedule 1 Children Act. Her involvement has ranged from providing initial advice on the prospects of the claim to conducting contested final hearings.

She has represented parents in private law children matters, including conducting fact-finding and contested final hearings. She has also acted in public law children matters at all stages in proceedings form late night emergency protection order applications to agreed and contested final hearings.

Sally accepts direct access instructions in Children Act matters.


Sally is regularly instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service, the Department for Work and Pensions and the Probation Service to prosecute in both the Crown and Magistrates Courts. She is a Category 2 Prosecutor. Sally also defends in both courts. She has experience of a wide range of offences including Offences Against the Person, Offences Against Property, Drugs, Theft and Fraud (including Robbery and Burglary), Public Disorder, Sexual Offences and Motoring Offences.

She has also represented both appellants and respondents in appeals to the Crown Court, and undertakes work involving confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Sally also receives instructions in Prison Law cases, representing prisoners at parole hearings, and welcomes direct access instructions in criminal matters.

Mental Health

As a Non-Executive Director of Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust, Sally was Chair of the Mental Health Act Managers for Cornwall and regularly chaired Mental Health Act panels at which patients were detained or discharged under the Mental Health Act 1983. She has particular strengths in advocating for people with learning difficulties or mental health issues, and is happy to accept instructions for Mental Health Tribunals.