Sarah Sealy

Sarah is a Partner in HWL Ebsworth’s Health and Workplace Relations Teams. She has over 15 years’ experience as a civil litigation lawyer, specifically in the areas of professional negligence (including medical negligence) and personal injury.

Sarah acts for medical and allied practitioners, general practice, specialist and dental clinics in both litigated and non-litigated claims. She also acts in professional disciplinary matters and has extensive experience in employment and industrial matters, including safety prosecutions.

Sarah works across a wide variety of industries and sectors including insurance, aged care, health and financial services. She regularly acts for insurers under professional indemnity and employment practices liability policies, including unfair dismissals, general protections/adverse action claims, discrimination claims and workplace safety matters.

Sarah has been recognised in Doyle’s Guide as a “recommended” Tasmanian lawyer in litigation and dispute resolution.


Sarah’s experience includes advising:

  • Various medical professionals in the defence of claims for professional negligence, before regulatory and disciplinary bodies, in anti-discrimination matters and common law actions;
  • Medical practitioners in relation to employment disputes including unfair dismissal claims; bullying and harassment claims; contractual disputes, VMO credentialing and claims pursuant to the State Service Act 2000 (Tas);
  • Employers in unfair dismissal, adverse action and discrimination claims;
  • Defendants in common law negligence matters;
  • Insurers in public liability claims which have involved both personal injury and property damage; providing advice on matters of indemnity, liability, quantum and strategy; and undertaking major recovery actions;
  • Various clients in relation to RANZCOG and related appeals processes; and
  • A large local employer (Aged Care sector) to successfully defend a Fair Work dispute over Award classifications, rates and allowances for medical and general staff.

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