From Brisbane to Kent County, England, back to sunny Queensland, Sarah has amassed over 20 years legal experience, locally and internationally. In that time Sarah found her passion in Family Law. Sarah comes from a family of lawyers, with her earliest memory of being in a law office at the age of five – drafting documents in crayon! In her early career, Sarah undertook criminal prosecution work at the Director of Public Prosecutions Office Brisbane where she found her other passion in Court Advocacy. This inspired her to successfully complete the Bar Practice Course, after which she was appointed by the DPP to undertake significant solicitor advocacy work on criminal prosecution matters. Having spent 5 years at the DPP, Sarah got itchy feet, and followed the traditional Aussie travel path to England. In the chilly climes of the UK, Sarah honed her legal skills as the Legal advisor to the Kent County Council practicing in Family Law, with a focus on Child Protection matters. During those six years, most of her work involved court appearances from simple local mentions to conducting complex multi-day in trials as a solicitor advocate.
On returning to Australia, Sarah focused her skills on matrimonial property matters, assisting client with negotiated outcomes including Binding Financial Agreements to wholly contested property dispute matters. Sarah’s local and international experience with government and their departments gives her a deep understanding and special skills in navigating Australia’s complex Family Court System. Sarah’s approach to clients is, to seek wherever possible, to resolve issues by negotiation and agreement, however if court proceedings are required then she will not hesitate, as Sarah both enjoys and has the constitution for the rough and tumble of court representation. On her day to day matters, Sarah takes a personalised approach to her clients, spending the time to understand what is important to each one and then offering practical and workable ways to achieve these goals.