Sarah is a Russell McVeagh board member and an award-winning litigation specialist with almost two decades of experience advising on a wide range of commercial disputes (both here and in the UK) including tax disputes, banking and financial markets, telecommunications, schemes of arrangement, company and securities law, insurance, product liability and intellectual property.
Last year, Sarah was named 'Disputes Star of the Year' for New Zealand at the Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2017, and has been selected as a finalist ahead of the awards this year. She is also recognised as a leading individual by a number of publications, including Chambers Asia-Pacific, Asia Pacific Legal 500, and Best Lawyers International 2018. In 2014, 2016 and 2017 Sarah won New Zealand Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year at the ILO Client Choice Awards (for which lawyers can only be nominated by clients) and in 2017 she was also recognised as a finalist in the 'Best in Dispute Resolution' category at the 2017 Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards, at which Russell McVeagh was awarded 'Best Gender Diversity Initiative by National Firm'.
Chambers Asia-Pacific (2017 edition) sources applaud her ‘excellent balance between strong advocacy and pragmatic, solution-focused advice, which draws on her experience and technical legal expertise.’