Sarah completed a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) degree at the University of Technology, Sydney in 2009. During her university course, Sarah studied specialised subjects in employment and industrial law. Within her degree, Sarah completed a thesis on the consequences of Good Faith Bargaining under the Fair Work Act 2009.
Sarah joined Harmers in December 2008 as a summer clerk. She continued to work at Harmers as a paralegal until the completion of her studies, and was admitted as a solicitor in April 2010.
As a Senior Associate, Sarah works across all of the firm’s practice areas. She provides commercial, strategic and practical advice on a range of employment and industrial law issues, including:
Sarah has acted for clients in industries including construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, traffic management, financial and business services, health and automotive. She has represented clients in various Courts and Tribunals, including the Fair Work Commission, the Australian Industrial Relations Commission, the Supreme, District and Local Courts of NSW, the Federal Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. She has also represented clients in Full Federal Court of Appeal matters.
Sarah assists with best practice compliance training in workplace law tailored to the unique requirements of her clients. She has conducted training sessions on a variety of industrial law matters, including appropriate workplace behaviour, use of social media in the workplace, employment risk management and conducting workplace investigations.