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Miss Sara Jade Desforges

Job: Senior Lecturer, Deputy Legal Practice Course Director Full Time, Part Time and Trinidad and Tobago

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester De Montfort Law School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 250 6136




Personal profile

Sara Desforges LLB (Hons), Solicitor Sara spent the first five years of her career specialising in Criminal defence working for a large East Midlands based practice representing clients primarily in the Police Station and Crown Court.

Private Client law has been her focus for the nine years that followed. Sara has been teaching since 2010 both in practice and in Higher Education. Sara is the lead for Private Client law and Tax on the Legal Practice Course and Deputy lead across the full time, part time and Trinidadian Legal Practice Course.

Alongside lecturing Sara practices in the arena of Private Client law on a part time and locum basis.

Research interests/expertise

  • End of life issues
  • Capacity and Decision making
  • Private Client law
  • Medical Ethics and Private client
  • Start of life and the law
  • Law relating to Abortion

Areas of teaching

  • Private Client
  • Wills and the Administration of Estates
  • Business Law
  • Advocacy, Writing, Interviewing
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Inheritance, Capital Gain and Income Tax
  • Solicitors Development Programme
  • Practical Legal Research


  • Solicitor
  • Effective Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Honours and awards

  • LLB (Honours) 2003
  • Legal Practice Course 2004

Consultancy work

Private Client Law

Current research students

First supervisor to:

  • Dr Catherine Jackson: Advance Directives- A critical analysis of the legal, moral and ethical perspectives
  • Dr Marissa Hagan: The legal and ethical issues pertaining to the decision making process in patients with advanced dementia
  • Hannah Egan: Revision of the 24 week time limit for abortion
  • Jillian Beaumont: Agricultural Tax Relief and farmland

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