Sarah is a member of the national Dispute Resolution Team with a specialty in insurance law, currently with a particular focus on earthquake claims and negotiating settlements for insurer/insured clients. She also has developing specialities in other insurance lines, particularly health and life and disability insurance. A sound understanding of the insurance contract and product wordings is her hallmark.
Working regularly with quantity surveyors, builders and engineers to prepare evidence to support/defend litigated insurance claims, Sarah is well versed at briefing and challenging expert witness opinions for Court hearings, mediations and settlement conferences.
Sarah also has experience with Weathertight Homes Tribunal claims, which has been invaluable to resolving insurance claim disputes involving both earthquake damage and weathertightness issues.
Appearing often in the High Court on earthquake list matters, Sarah is adept at managing claims through the Court process without losing sight of the big picture. She also has experience with alternative dispute resolution processes, including judicial settlement conferences and mediations.
In addition to insurance law, Sarah has a keen and active interest in legal and medico-legal ethics.
"Working as part of a great team and interacting with clients to provide practical legal advice that will achieve the best possible outcome."