2010, Bachelor of Law (UTS)
Sarah specialises in employment, discrimination and industrial law. Sarah advises and appears on behalf of both government and private clients in a wide range of employment and industrial disputes, including unfair dismissals, general protections, restraint cases, and directors’ duties.
Sarah has an all-service health law practice. She has experience in all facets of medical law; from defence of common law claims to fitness to practice matters. Sarah advises major medical insurers, government health departments as well as individual health practitioners. Sarah appears on behalf of medical practitioners as interested parties to coronial inquires and in employment related matters. Sarah is on the HCCC panel of barristers.
Sarah advises and appears in a broad range of commercial disputes, regulatory and administrative law matters. Sarah advises and appears on behalf of private and government clients in administrative and judicial review matters.
Prior to being called to the Bar in 2018, Sarah worked as a solicitor for eight years across both government and private sectors in Sydney and London. Sarah’s international experience allows her to bring a full understanding of client needs to provide expert advocacy and sound advice.
Sarah is committed to delivering a client-centric and accessible approach to the law.
Graduate Diploma in Applied Law, College of Law (2023)
Member, the Medico-Legal Society of NSW
Member, World Association for Medical Law
Associate Member, Asia Pacific Coroners Society
Mentor, UTS Mentor Program (2021-2023)
Member, Wellbeing Committee, Bar Association of NSW (2019-2021)
Member, Diversity & Equality Committee, Bar Association of NSW (2019-2020)
Certificate III Aboriginal Cultural Education, TAFE NSW (2016)
Advanced Diploma, Screenwriting, AFTRS (2015)
2022, National Mediator Accreditation
2018, Called to the NSW Bar
2010, Admitted as a solicitor of the NSW Supreme Court
Employment, Industrial & Discrimination
KPW Law Pty Ltd v Patel  NSWSC 617
Salesforce ats N Gestos, FCFCA, 2023 (General Protections & ACL)
Ticketek ats M Stoodley, FWC, 2023, (General Protections & Discrimination)
Bared Trading ats Kaur, FCFCA, 2023 (General Protections)
Twin Creeks Golf Club & Anor ats G Martin, FCA, 2023 (General Protections) (Settled)
Moorebank Vet Clinic & Anor ats Al-Sowaidi, (General Protections) FCFCA, 2023
Eptesam Al Bankani v Western Sydney Migrant Resource Centre Ltd  FWC 557
Williams v Secretary of the Department of Education  NSWIRComm 1032
R Stockman v Cisco Systems Australia, FCA 2023 (Settled)
Dr Ruwan Suwandarathne v Canberra Health Services  FWCFB 181; R Suwandarathne v Canberra Health Services  FWC 2011
Jay v Australian Settlements Limited  FedCFamC2G 872
Rachelle Miller v Commonwealth of Australia (Led by Kate Eastman SC, Settled, 2022)
Williams v Secretary, Department of Education  NSWIRComm 1007
Phyllis Dodd v Thomas and Naaz Pty Ltd  FWC 1106
Hughes trading as Beesley and Hughes Lawyers v Hill  FCAFC 126; Hughes trading as Beesley and Hughes Lawyers v Hill (No 2)  FCAFC 1
Fair Work Ombudsman v Northcoast Security Services Group Pty Ltd and Ors (No.3)  FCCA 521
Common Law, Inquiries, Professional Negligence, Conduct & Regulatory
Calvary Hospital ats Brophy, ACTMC, 2023 (Medical negligence)
Health Care Complaints Commission v Gaberman  NSWCATOD 77
Health Care Complaints Commission v Narayan  NSWCATOD 90
Fuller v Australian Capital Territory  ACTSC 361
Cammarata (nee Payne) v Health Care Complaints Commission  NSWCATOD 143
Health Care Complaints Commission v Khalighimonfared  NSWCATOD 78
Orroral Valley Fire Inquiry (Led by Michael Fordham SC).
Health Care Complaints Commission v McCarthy (No 2)  NSWCATOD 14; HCCC v P McCarthy  NSWCATOD 201;
Health Care Complaints Commission v Ndiweni  NSWNMPSC 1 (29 March 2022)
Inquest into the death of LF, JF, VF, AF and CW, December 2021
Inquest into the death of BH, October 2021
Inquest into the death of JP, November 2020
Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation of People with Disability (Led by Michael Fordham SC and Chris Ronalds SC. Appointed Junior Counsel Assisting).
Public Law, Administrative Law, & ADR
Cashtivity v Innovation and Science Australia, AAT (Settled)
Yilo & Vazquez Anzola  FedCFamC2F 1248
Cessnock City Council v EMF  NSWCATAP 72
Berry Patch Schofields Pty Ltd atf Berry Patch Schofields Unit Trust v Secretary, Department of Education  NSWCATAD 371
Decmil Group Limited v Innovation and Science Australia, AAT (Settled 2021, Led by Anna Mitchelmore SC).