Quadrant Chambers appoints Sarah Longden as new COO


We are pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Longden as Chief Operating Officer. Sarah will take over from Peter Blair in May 2024 before his retirement in June 2024.

Our heartfelt thanks go to Peter, who has been COO at Quadrant since 2016. He has overseen a period of unprecedented growth, development and change at Quadrant. We are grateful for his calm assurance, leadership, and support.

Sarah was the outstanding candidate in an excellent field of applicants and her appointment has been endorsed by all members. Sarah joined Quadrant in 2017 as Business Development Director and since then she has been instrumental in developing every aspect of the marketing at Quadrant Chambers. She has almost 30 years of experience in the legal sector, 25 of which have been working with the Bar. Sarah will work with the Head of Chambers, members, clerks and staff to provide strategic leadership for Quadrant in the next phase of our development.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank Peter for his fantastic contribution to Chambers over the last eight years. He is a tough act to follow. I am delighted with the appointment of Sarah Longden as our next COO, she was an excellent candidate in an impressive field. Sarah’s strengths, loyalty and passion for the role and for Chambers and our clients made her the perfect choice and I look forward to working with her on our next chapter.” Poonam Melwani KC, Head of Quadrant Chambers

I feel privileged to have been appointed as Quadrant’s next COO. It is a joy to work with the exceptional talent at Quadrant in serving the needs of our clients. I am excited to work with Poonam, members, clerks and staff on the next phase of Quadrant Chambers.” Sarah Longden