Sarah Toomey Westcott

Senior Associate

Key Expertise

  • Commercial Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Employment Law
  • Information Technology
  • General Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Property Law

Area and Emphasis of Practice

Sarah assists a range of clients in providing both commercial and personal legal services across a variety of fields including the information technology, entertainment, property and building, and tourism industries, as well as providing legal services to clients within the non-for-profit sector (including religious organisations).  Sarah also has extensive litigation experience across a number of jurisdictions, and has regularly appeared in the Supreme Court of NSW, Federal Court and Administrative Appeals Tribunal in a broad range of personal and commercial disputes.

Recent Matters

  • Advising major corporate clients as to their legal rights and options in circumstances where complex contractual and commercial relationships have broken down, and assisting clients to negotiate practical commercial solutions
  • Instructing and assisting Senior and Junior Counsel in complex matters before the Supreme Court of NSW involving contract law, consumer law and corporations law disputes
  • Assisting prepare complex documentation to allow a client to successfully complete the off the plan sale and leasing of multi-levelled inner city mixed use stratum development
  • Successfully acting to secure settlements, or otherwise overturn decisions by insurers to cease or decline to pay worker’s compensation entitlements, on behalf of injured workers

Education

  • University of Technology, Sydney – Master of Laws (majoring in Health Law & Policy and Intellectual Property, conferred with Distinction)
  • Canberra Institute of Technology – Diploma of Government
  • The College of Law – Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
  • The University of Sydney – Bachelor of Laws (conferred with Honours)
  • The University of Sydney – Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (majoring in History and English, Honours in History)

Memberships

  • Law Society of NSW
  • City of Sydney Law Society
  • The Lawyers Orchestra Incorporated Secretary and Public Officer