Head of Residential Property

Sarah Barnes

Role: Partner
Dept: Head of Residential Property
Location: Preston
Direct Dial: 01772 904353 07794 323133
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Sarah is a partner and head of Napthens' residential property team. Based in our Preston office she manages an experienced team of property lawyers working from a number of offices. Sarah and her team work hard to ensure that clients receive an excellent level of service and are constantly striving to develop and devise ways of working that will ensure they meet and exceed clients' expectations.


As well as dealing with a broad range of residential property matters such as sales, purchases and remortgages, Sarah specialises in enfranchisement. This includes lease extensions and purchases of freeholds. In addition, she advises landlords and tenants in drafting and entering into residential tenancy agreements.


Sarah joined Napthens in 2009 and was promoted to Head of Residential Property in 2011, becoming partner in 2015.  She studied law at the University of Hull and completed the Legal Practice Course at York College of Law. Sarah qualified in 2004 at the Manchester based firm Lawson Coppock & Hart.

More about Sarah Barnes

Describe yourself in 3 words:
Motivated.  Hardworking.  Outgoing.

What aspect of your job do you find most rewarding?
Making the conveyancing process as stress free for clients as possible and receiving positive feedback from happy clients who have enjoyed working with me.

Who would be your ultimate 3 dinner guests?
Dolly Parton, Stephen Fry and Lord Alan Sugar – just the right balance of fun, intelligence and business sense!