Sarah graduated from the University of Auckland in 1997 and was admitted to the New Zealand bar that year.
She started working for the predecessor of the firm in 1996. In 2013 she became a partner.
Sarah is a specialist in insurance and local government liability. She regularly appears in the Weathertight Homes Tribunal, District Court, High Court and the Court of Appeal.
She also represents clients at mediations and judicial settlement conferences.
Sarah has successfully defended a number of defamation claims brought against her clients.
The appeal from the Court of Appeal was allowed in part. The council succeeded in establishing that the Southland Indoor Leisure Centre Charitable Trust had contributed to its own loss and damages were reduced by 50%.