Sarah is a member of the personal injury team at Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers. Sarah successfully attained her law degree with Honours at the University of Technology, Sydney, where she completed her Thesis entitled: Child Abuse in Foster Care: A Look at the Limitations of Vicarious Liability in Australia and the Extension of the Doctrine in Other Common Law Jurisdictions. Her academic interest in assisting victims of child abuse has carried over into her practice which is largely dedicated to acting for victims of crime and matters arising out of the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse.
Prior to joining Carroll & O’Dea, Sarah worked in criminal law which gave her both experience and greater insight into the issues affecting victims of crime in the legal system. This combination of academic achievement and professional experience has uniquely equipped her with both the professional skills and the personal empathy to passionately and courageously pursue consistent excellent outcomes for this class of litigants.
Sarah is a plaintiff lawyer and is also involved in the Stolen Generation Group Action. She also acts for clients in their Public Liability, Professional Negligence, Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Accident and Medical Negligence Claims.
“I am proud to be an ambassador of a firm that is passionate about acting for victims of injury or crime. It is crucial to me as a lawyer that my clients get an opportunity to be properly heard and justly compensated for any harm they have suffered, whatever the harm may be.”
Key Professional Achievements
- Sarah joined Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers in 2015 as a member of Maithri Panagoda’s compensation law team.
- She completed a Bachelor of Law Degree with Honours at the University of Technology, Sydney in 2017.
- Sarah completed her Practical Legal Training at the University of Technology, Sydney and was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2017.
- Before commencing at Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers, Sarah worked in criminal law and was involved in high profile cases including R v Rogerson; R v McNamara  NSWSC 1207.
- Sarah is an active member of the NSW Young Lawyers Committee and the Women Lawyers Association of NSW.
- Sarah is a passionate advocate for animal welfare having led and organised numerous events for the RSPCA at Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers.