Legal 500 2020
Sarah joined 7KBW in 2008, following the completion of her pupillage.
Sarah specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration, and has appeared as sole counsel in the Commercial Court, the London Mercantile Court and the County Court. Her practice covers all areas of commercial law, with an emphasis on insurance, reinsurance, shipping, admiralty, fraud, professional negligence, and commodities. The majority of her cases include a jurisdictional dimension, and she has extensive experience in obtaining freezing injunctions, anti-suit injunctions and other forms of urgent injunctive relief. Having qualified as a solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons (then Mallesons Stephen Jaques) in Melbourne, Sarah worked in the Dispute Resolution department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London from October 2004 to June 2007. There she was a member of the financial institutions disputes sub-group and was involved in a variety of litigious matters, as well as major regulatory investigations in the insurance, reinsurance and investment banking sectors.
Trustee, Marshall Hall Trust
Inner Temple Bar Liaison Committee and Education & Training Committee
Secretary, Mini-Pupillage Committee, 7KBW
Magdalen College, University of Oxford: MPhil (2003-2004)
A chapter of Sarah’s thesis was published as ‘Lost and Destroyed Evidence: The Search for a Principled Approach to Abuse of Process’, (2005) 9 International Journal of Evidence and Proof 158-182
Magdalen College, University of Oxford: BCL, Distinction (2002-2003)
Sarah was awarded a Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship to study at Oxford, one of two postgraduate law scholarships awarded by the Menzies Foundation to Australian lawyers each year for tenure at UK universities.
University of Melbourne, Australia: BA/LLB (Hons), First Class (2000)
At the conclusion of her degree, Sarah was ranked second on the law Honours class list, and awarded the Spero Wilson Memorial Scholarship. During her degree, Sarah was also awarded prizes for her academic performance by Ormond College, including the Fowles Prize for Law, and was an Editor of the Melbourne University Law Review.
Called to the Bar of England and Wales (March 2008)
Completed Qualified Lawyers’ Transfer Test, to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales (October 2006)
Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia (April 2002)
French (Working Knowledge)