Sarah is an award-winning litigation specialist with over 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.
Sarah was named 'Disputes Star of the Year' for New Zealand at the Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2017, was selected as a finalist in 2018, and is a four-time winner of the New Zealand Litigation Lawyer of the Year award at the ILO Client Choice Awards for which lawyers can only be nominated by clients (winning in 2019, 2017, 2016 and 2014). She is also recognised as a leading individual by a number of publications, including Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Best Lawyers International 2018. In 2017, she was also recognised as a finalist in the 'Best in Dispute Resolution' category at the 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.’