Meet our team - Henry Davis York

Sarah Mansfield

Senior Associate

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61 416 181 173

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.


60 seconds about Sarah

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

Interstate experience

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.

Sarah's recent experience

  • Jeffman Pty Ltd

    Since 2004, advised on all environmental, contaminated land and remediation law aspects of the remediation of a site Jeffman owns in Waterloo, as well as acting for Jeffman in a number of legal challenges and in a mediation that ultimately resulted in a successful settlement of the legal proceedings.

  • Sydney Trains

    Advising on a wide range of environmental, contaminated land and environmental compliance issues across an operational divisions.

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