Advocates Smith Taubitz Unsworth Ltd has announced that Sara-Jayne Dodge has been commissioned as a Manx Advocate and will now be employed as a Junior Associate Advocate by the Firm.
Sara was called to the Bar, at a formal ceremony at the Isle of Man Courts of Justice on 24 November 2020, by the Island’s First Deemster and Clerk of the Rolls, His Honour Deemster Corlett and His Worship the Deputy High Bailiff Arrowsmith was also in attendance.
Sara commenced her training at Simcocks, and joined Advocates Smith Taubitz Unsworth Ltd in September 2019, for her final 14 months. Sara passed the challenging Manx Bar exams on her first attempt in November 2019, being the only member of her cohort to do so.
Director of Advocates Smith Taubitz Unsworth Ltd, Darren Taubitz told B365: “Sara has been an excellent Trainee Advocate providing a diligent and caring approach to our Clients. Sara’s attention to detail and hard work will stand her in good stead and I have no doubt that she will excel as a Courtroom lawyer offering a high-class service. Sara is a valued member of our team and will work closely with Vicki Unsworth in our Civil and Commercial Litigation team, where she has shown a real strength.”
Sara will focus her practice in the fields of Civil and Commercial Litigation as she embarks upon her professional career.
Sara said: “I am proud to have been commissioned as a Manx Advocate, and I feel very fortunate to have undertaken my training with Advocates Smith Taubitz Unsworth Ltd. I would like to thank my family, my friends, and my colleagues at Advocates Smith Taubitz Unsworth Ltd for their continued support and encouragement. Throughout my training, I have gained a wealth of invaluable experience, and I look forward to applying it in my career going forward.”