Sarah practices mainly in the areas of workplace relations and general litigation.

She regularly advises employers and HR/IR professionals on a variety of employment and industrial issues, including termination and redundancy, employee entitlements, award coverage, workplace health and safety, contractual disputes, discrimination, performance management and recruitment.

She has experience across a wide variety of industries and sectors including aged care, hospitality, local government, telecommunications and construction.

Sarah also has a broad range of litigation experience, having acted in a variety of employment, contract and personal injury actions across state and federal jurisdictions.

Sarah is experienced in the areas of MVA (CTP), occupiers/public liability, property damage and contractual disputes. She has also acted in a number of professional indemnity, product liability and medical negligence matters.

In the employment sphere, Sarah has a particular interest in the issues and challenges faced by employers, HR and IR specialists in balancing compliance with business imperatives. Her focus is on developing practical solutions that encourage productivity and positive engagement at all levels within the workplace.

Sarah has been recognised in Doyle’s guide as a “recommended” Tasmanian lawyer in the categories of commercial litigation and dispute resolution.

Sarah’s recent experience includes:

  • Statutory authority: Advising statutory authority on EA negotiations and implementation;
  • Aged care: Assisting large local employer (Aged Care sector) to successfully defend a Fair Work dispute over Award classifications, rates and allowances;
  • Executive Termination: Advising on executive termination;
  • Management of long term injured or ill employees: Assisting employers in the management of long term injured or ill employees and ensuring legislative compliance;
  • Policies for employer association: Drafting suite of policies for employer association and providing ongoing advice on drafting and implementation for members; and
  • Unfair dismissal: Advising and defending employers in unfair dismissal, adverse action and discrimination claims.

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