Sarah understands the public health system and the policies, legislation and practicalities which impact upon that system. She has more than 25 years’ experience investigating and defending personal injury claims, and resolving meritorious claims on appropriate terms, through the effective use of alternative dispute resolution methods.
Sarah has acted for public hospitals and individual doctors (including Visiting Medical Officers) in civil matters and coronial investigations arising out of the full range of clinical contexts, including custodial healthcare.
She has particular expertise in coronial matters involving mental health care, inter-agency and child protection issues. In coronial matters, Sarah has considerable experience in presenting effective, compelling evidence of systemic change where systems have been found wanting.
Sarah has also acted for non-health government agencies in professional negligence and public liability claims. Sarah represented two NSW government agencies in the personal injury litigation which followed the Thredbo landslide. For many years Sarah represented the defendant in high-volume claims regarding transfusion-transmitted viruses.