Sarah has practised solely in family law since the commencement of her career in 1999 and obtained her specialist accreditation in family law from the Law Society of NSW in 2005.
Sarah has in depth experience in all aspects of family law. She has a lengthy background in international family law, and as a result has connections with other family lawyers in many overseas jurisdictions. In particular, she enjoys applying her analytical mind to complex cases involving international issues, multiple and varying structures, and high net worth cases.
Sarah has a straightforward and direct manner, and is a strong and persuasive advocate both in the court setting and in negotiations. She has extensive experience in most registries throughout Australia of the Family Court, the Federal Circuit Court and the Full Court (Appeal Court).
“The most rewarding part of my job is to help guide my clients through the
fraught process of separation and settlement. I always aim to provide my
clients with candid, down-to-earth advice, and to provide them with
a range of options aimed at reaching finalisation of their family law
issues as quickly and as painlessly as possible”
Sarah is available for appointments at all three of our offices at Parramatta, Crows Nest and Surry Hills.
After completing school, Sarah lived, studied, and worked in the UK and Europe for about 7 years. She graduated with an honours degree in law in 1995.
Whenever Sarah has the time and opportunity, she loves to travel with her family, especially to the tropics.
Memberships and Achievements
- Accredited Family Law Specialist (Law Society of NSW), gained in 2005.
- Regular presenter of ongoing legal education papers on family law to the legal profession.
- Law Society of NSW
- Parramatta & District Law Society
- North Metropolitan Law Society
- Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
- Panel of lawyers appointed to act as the Independent Child’s Lawyer in proceedings under the Family Law Act
- Accredited arbitrator
- Collaborative Professionals NSW Inc.
- International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
- Child Parenting Orders – Travel Permission For Children
- Divorce and Mediation – Family Law Mediator
- Your First Consultation
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