Areas of Expertise

Energy & Resources, Corporate & Advisory, Construction & Infrastructure, Mergers & Acquisitions

Sarah acts for major, mid-tier and junior resource and energy companies in all aspects of the acquisition, development and operation of exploration and mining projects. 

She has extensive experience in drafting, negotiating and advising on sale and purchase agreements for exploration and mining projects (acquisitions and divestments), farm-in and joint venture agreements, split commodity/mineral rights agreements, royalty deeds, access and compensation deeds and operational contracts, such as mining services contracts, goods and services agreements and offtake agreements. She also provides regulatory advice and due diligence on exploration and mining projects, including preparing solicitor’s reports on tenements for IPOs. 

She is regularly involved in mining related litigation, including appearing in Warden’s Court proceedings (objections to tenement applications, exemption applications, forfeiture proceedings and plaints), and efficiently and effectively resolves resource and energy tenure and infrastructure disputes. 

Sarah’s clients appreciate her personable nature and her pragmatic and commercial approach.

What others say

Recommended, Energy (Transactions and Regulatory)
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024


Tenure disputes

Acting for Saturn Metals Limited and Bellevue Gold Limited in tenure overlap disputes and negotiations in the Warden’s Court of Western Australia. Providing both representation before the Warden as well as strategic advice in negotiating and resolving tenure overlap issues.

Metalcity Ltd

Acting for Metalicity Limited in forfeiture proceedings in the Warden’s Court.


Acting for IGO Limited in relation to the farm-in and joint venture with Venus Metals Corporation Limited in relation to the Bridgetown Greenbushes exploration project in Western Australia.

Merredin Solar Farm

Negotiating project documentation (options and licences, long term leases and tripartite agreements) for the 132 MW Merredin Solar Farm (the largest solar farm in Western Australia).

Gold producer

Acting for an ASX listed gold producer in relation to project acquisition, due diligence, operational contracts regulatory advice and dispute resolution.

Land access, tenure

Acting for various ASX listed and privately owned entities in relation to land access and tenure negotiations with third parties, including exploration and mining companies, pastoralists and private landowners.