Sarah in 60 seconds
Sarah is a specialist environment and planning lawyer, with extensive transactional, litigation and advisory experience. Sarah advises and acts for government authorities, land owners, developers and financial institutions on matters related to contaminated land, pollution, waste, vegetation and planning and environmental approvals.
Sarah's recent advisory and transactional experience has involved complex transactions and financing agreements related to contaminated land, land remediation and rehabilitation projects and the redevelopment of industrial sites. In assisting her clients with these matters, Sarah has represented her clients in complex commercial negotiations and assisted her clients in discussions with regulators, financers and stakeholders.
Sarah is also an accomplished litigator, representing landowners, investors, local governments, developers and stakeholders in a range of disputes involving contaminated land, contentious developments and incompatible land uses. Sarah also has extensive experience representing defendants in criminal proceedings under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 and equivalent interstate legislation.
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws
Mediator accredited by LEADR
Masters of Law candidate
Between 2013 and 2015, Sarah worked in Western Australia as a planning and environmental lawyer. Her experience included representing clients in legal proceedings and mediations related to waste, pollution and planning approvals. Sarah also advised local governments, Traditional Owners and developers on matters related to mining, green and brown field developments, contaminated land and compulsory acquisitions.