Sarah is an Advocate with experience in family law and related jurisdictions.
She has practised exclusively in family law since her admission. Sarah accepts briefs to appear in both local and regional courts in all areas of family law/de facto jurisdictions and Intervention Order matters.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Sarah worked at a boutique family law firm in Melbourne. Sarah has experience in complex parenting matters, involving issues including relocation, overseas travel, family violence, sexual abuse allegations, special needs children and matters involving criminal proceedings. Sarah regularly appears on behalf of the Independent Children's Lawyer. She has also worked on various property matters involving issues including business structures, trusts and insurance payouts. Sarah also appears in the Appellate division of the Federal Circuit and Family Court.
Sarah also has experience in Intervention Order matters and Contraventions of Intervention Orders. Sarah has undertaken specialist family violence training during her time as a solicitor and completed a thesis at university titled “Walking the Talk: The failure of Victoria to reduce family violence since the enactment of the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (Vic).”
Sarah appears regularly in the Federal Circuit and Family Court and the Magistrates’ Court.
Sarah read with Her Honour Judge Caroline Jenkins and her Senior Mentor was Minal Vohra S.C.