Associate Solicitor

Sapphire Stait

  • Family

Qualifications and Study Experience

Sapphire studied at Nottingham Law School where she achieved a First Class Honours in Law and Professional Practice. This four year course combined a Law Degree, the Legal Practice Course and a one year placement working as a paralegal. Sapphire received an award in November 2015 for being the top family law student on the family law elective of the Legal Practice Course.


Work Experience

Sapphire started off her career as a family law paralegal at Bhatia Best Solicitors in Nottingham as part of her course at Nottingham Law School. She has always had an interest in childcare and family law and so Sapphire has been committed to these areas of law since the beginning of her career.

In September 2015 Sapphire joined Duncan Lewis Solicitors in Birmingham as a family law paralegal. After four months as a paralegal she commenced her two year training contract as a trainee solicitor. Sapphire’s training contract specialised in childcare law, family law and international family law. Sapphire qualified as a solicitor in January 2018 and remained at Duncan Lewis Solicitors for a further year before joining Waldrons Solicitors in January 2019.

Sapphire has over eight years’ experience in childcare and family law and deals with a range of cases including complex care proceedings and private children law matters including applications for contact and residence and applications for emergency injunctions. Since qualifying Sapphire has gained extensive experience in care proceedings and private children law cases. Sapphire also undertakes her own advocacy, representing clients at the Family Court before District Judges, Circuit Judges, High Court Judges and the Lay Magistrates.

In June 2022 Sapphire was successful in her application to the Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation Scheme. This is an accreditation confirming her experience and knowledge of children law and is recognition of her specialism in this area of law. She is also able to represent children via their children’s guardians at CAFCASS.

Sapphire became an Associate Solicitor at Waldrons Solicitors in November 2022.


External Mentions/Reviews

Sapphire qualified as a Solicitor in January 2018; she is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.

Sapphire is also a member of the Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation Scheme. She has been a member since June 2022.

“Sapphire was very friendly and helpful, I would highly recommend.” – Ms H – January 2023.

“I wanted to thank you so much for all your hard work and helping and supporting me through my case.” – Mr W – December 2022.

“I wanted to send over my thanks for your hard work over the last two years. I know that my matter has been long and hard for many reasons and I thank you for being realistic and focused on having me understand the options. You have been steadfast and dependable which has been fab.” – Ms D – 2022.

“Thank you for all the hard work that you have done for myself, it’s been very very appreciated.” – Mr B – 2021.


Personal Info

Sapphire is a keen gym-goer and likes to travel in her spare time. She also enjoys socialising with family and friends.