Sarah has 11 years’ experience in legal practice, and primarily specialises in front end construction work. She has acted for a diverse range of project participants, sizes, and types of project. Sarah is familiar with standard form agreements (such as NZS 3910 / 3916, SA-2017, CCCS etc), and regularly drafts either bespoke special conditions or entire contracts, as well as other project documents such as tender conditions, letters of intent, collateral warranties and continuity guarantees. She also assists as required with contentious matters in the construction space, such as defective building claims, professional indemnity claims, and contract disputes including relating to delay and other issues on construction projects.
As well as her private practice experience, Sarah has also worked in-house for a multinational engineering firm, working almost exclusively on front end work. Sarah was seconded for nine months in 2016, and then asked to return in 2018 to cover a period of leave; in this role Sarah has gained increased appreciation of business perspectives and drivers.
Sarah is a member of the Society of Construction Law (New Zealand).