Our Team

Sarah Meechan

Consultant Solicitor

Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 2009. Since then Sarah has constantly been instructed in cases of seriousness and complexity always in demand for her meticulous preparation and results.

Sarah specialises in high profile crime and white-collar frauds and has regularly been instructed on a wide range of criminal cases defending in complex criminal cases prosecuted by a variety of organisations. These cases involve defendants from different ages, backgrounds and nationalities. Her defence work includes a balance between privately and publicly funded cases. She has represented clients throughout the UK and in foreign jurisdictions involving extradition proceedings.

She has also been instructed in appellate court matters including the House of Lords.

Sarah has strong drafting skills and a number of prosecutions have been discontinued following her extensive requests for disclosure and challenges to the prosecution case.

Sarah has vast experience in defence litigation. She has been instructed in prosecutions by a multitude of agencies including:

  • The Serious Fraud Office
  • HM Customs & Excise, Drugs (multi-handed conspiracies involving intrusive surveillance and telephone evidence)
  • Election Frauds
  • Sexual offences
  • Homicide including gang murders and honour killings,
  • Terrorism
  • Serious Organised Crime Agency prosecutions including civil recovery actions
  • Environmental agency prosecutions
  • POCA Proceedings

Sarah is a member of the Law Society Criminal Accreditation panel. She is both court police station accredited and court duty accredited and deals with matters on the duty solicitor rotas.

Sarah has experience in military law and medical regulatory practice.

Sarah is also part of the child care contact and family litigation team at Rosewood and has cases ongoing at the Central Family Court.

Thank you Dev and Rosewood!

Dev was super helpful, professional and ensured I got the best advice and support throughout.

Excellent service, dealt promptly with all the matters at hand and kept me updated throughout. Highly recommended!

Very Big Thank You to Dev – an excellent solicitor!

Emma was very easy to talk to and made me feel very comfortable. The service I received was brilliant and I would definitely recommend Rosewood Solicitors to my family and friends. Excellent client service.

I would highly recommend Dev, he was outstanding!

Dev was the duty solicitor when I was arrested and questioned. From the outset, his calm and professional manner were a great source of comfort in a situation that was new and incredibly stressful for me. He showed great technical competence, giving me the right advice that ultimately lead to the right outcome for me. More than that though, he was also very human and understanding, going well beyond the requirements to ensure he was doing as much as possible to keep me informed and make me feel well looked after. This was exceptional service.

Emma was extremely helpful throughout the process of drafting our legal documents and always happy to answer my many questions along the way! I would highly recommend Rosewood to anyone seeking legal advice

I would like to thank all those involved at Rosewoods including yourself (Dev) for all the meetings, phone calls and the preparation, editing and final production of the necessary documentation for the hearing and being instrumental in the outcome.  I can't thank you all enough.  We'll now see how it goes from here.  I would now like to think that this is all done and dusted but should I ever need legal help in the future, I shall be returning to Rosewoods.

Emma was really helpful, friendly and approachable. I knew that if I had a question, she was happy to help or answer it as soon as possible.

I can honestly say that the best decision I made was coming to Rosewood solicitors. From the minute I called up to the very end, the service, understanding nature, support and advice was outstanding. I was not expecting the result I got and I felt that Dev, Sarah, and the barrister went above and beyond to support and help me through. I would recommend Dev and team without any hesitation. If I am ever in need of legal support or advice in the future I would only ever contact this firm. I could never thank them enough.

Emma Patel is a first rate solicitor - she gives her honest assessment in an empathetic and caring way, even when it wasn't what I wanted to hear. I hope to not need her services again but if I should I would have no hesitation in calling or recommending her.

My children and I used Rosewood Solicitors in a domestic abuse situation. They completely accepted and understood our situation and couldn't have done a better job in carrying out our wishes exactly as we wanted. We are so happy with the whole service we received from all staff members, we are very grateful.

Emma was very friendly, efficient and professional. She was willing to advise and fight for what was fair. In hindsight, the outcome was a great one in a very flawed system.

My Solicitor (Dev) made me feel comfortable discussing the case with me, provided sound advice and did his very best by me. I was made to feel that I really mattered to him, something which helped keep me strong through a very difficult period of my life.

Thank you Dev, you helped us so much I really appreciate what you did - thank you.

Both Dev & Michael (Counsel) did their utmost to keep me informed and support me, thank you.

Dev has been calm, clear and sympathetic, helping me through a situation I didn't understand and had no experience of. I really appreciate the time he has taken on my behalf, both with interviews and explaining how the system works and what to expect.

I would be more than happy to recommend Emma and her team to anyone who needs the service of a solicitor. She set realistic expectations from the start and was a great support throughout.

Dev’s responsiveness and a caring and understanding approach made a huge difference in being able to cope at a very difficult time.