Areas of Expertise


Sarah is a Special Counsel in the Sydney Property & Development team and has more than 20 years' experience as a property lawyer. She has worked both in private practice and in-house at an institutional property portfolio.

Sarah is experienced in leasing, due diligence, sales and acquisitions, advice work, drafting client leasing precedents, and financing work. Sarah acts for corporate and institutional clients, both as landlord and tenant, and advises on all aspects of commercial, retail and industrial leasing, including office buildings, shopping centres, industrial estates, hospitals/health care facilities. Ground leases, petrol stations, and liquor stores.

Sarah prides herself on her extensive knowledge of the leasing process and market which enables her to work with clients from the beginning of the relocation process, ensuring a smooth and timely transition.

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Morgan Stanley

Acting for Morgan Stanley for more than 10 years in relation to advising on and negotiating its commercial leases on an Australia-wide basis, including major complex leases for Chifley Tower.

Large corporations

Acting for many large corporations including IPG Media Group, LinkedIn, Macquarie Bank, Mercedes-Benz, Compass Serviced Offices, Sony, Sunbeam and I-Med Radiology and advising on and negotiating commercial leases on an Australia-wide basis.

Fossil Australia

Acting for Fossil Australia in relation to its retail leases on an Australia-wide basis and providing advice on leasing issues.

Major landlords

Acting for major landlords such as AMP, GE Real Estate, Sydney Airports Corporation, ING and Woolworths in relation to commercial, industrial and retail leasing, including precedents and development work.


Acting for Woolworths on the property aspects of a corporate restructure.

Nomura Limited

Acting for Nomura Limited in relation to the Australian property aspects of the acquisition of Lehman Brothers Bank.