Sarah practices in all areas of infrastructure and construction law and is focused on delivering client commercial objectives. Her areas of expertise include drafting, advising and negotiating on project specific transaction documentation for construction projects, preparing template format transaction documentation for use across a wide range of projects, and advising and assisting contractors and principals for the purposes of managing claims and disputes.
With a strong project management capability, Sarah advises a wide variety of industry participants, including project sponsors, contractors and subcontractors in the planning, delivery and execution of major projects spanning a wide range of industry sectors both public and private.
Sarah joined Maddocks as a graduate lawyer in 2012 and was promoted to the role of Senior Associate in 2017. Sarah returned in 2024 after in-house experience with St Vincent’s Health Australia and a renewable energy developer.
Advising on the construction aspects of various solar, wind and pumped hydro projects across Australia, including the New England Solar Farm and Stubbo Solar Farm.
St Vincent’s Health Australia
Advising the NSW facilities on various construction projects, including the St Vincent’s Darlinghurst Integrated Campus Redevelopment.
Shoalhaven Water – REMS
Assisting in the preparation of tender and contract documentation for the REMS 1B project, involving the upgrade of water and waste water treatment facilities in the Shoalhaven area ($140 million).
Shellharbour City Council
Assisting on project transaction documentation and negotiations for the construction of a $57 million development, including drafting procurement and contract documentation for consultants and a head contractor on an 'early contractor involvement' basis.
Wentworth Community Housing
Drafting construction contract for the “New Generation Boarding House (Micro Units) Project” in St Marys which will house single women over the age of 45 and on very low to low incomes with a construction value of over $2.5 million.