Ara Brace-Sartaj | Paralegal

Ara is paralegal within the firm and joined in 2022. She specialises in the defence of all aspects of the criminal law. She is an ambitious and passionate litigator intending to qualify as a solicitor via the SQE route.

She trained at a leading law firm and has worked on Youth, Magistrate and Crown Court cases, assisting fee earners in case preparation and management. She has worked on all types of cases, from summary only offences to indictable. She is particularly passionate about and has a high success rate in dealing with major drug conspiracies, serious sexual offences, aggravated burglary and murder cases.

She has a wealth of experience in making representations to the CPS and other prosecuting authorities that no further action should be taken against her clients. She is passionate about defending the rights of the vulnerable and has extensive experience in dealing with clients who suffer with mental health and/or learning difficulties.

She delivers high quality service, upholding client care in every action. She understands the difficulty our clients face when charged with a criminal offence and will work to the best of her ability to ensure that justice is achieved.

She graduated from Kings College London in 2019 in Theology, Politics and Ethics and began her career in Law in 2019. She is strong-minded and dedicated to working with a team to ensure our clients receive the best possible advice and support from the police station to court proceedings.

She is a participant at Active Epilepsy and works with a team of lovely people to organise fundraisers with the purpose of promoting epilepsy awareness and, raising money for suffers of the condition.

In addition, she is passionate about travelling and meeting people from different cultures. She is half Pakistani and has spent many years in Karachi where her family reside.