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Sarah Davies

Partner

Litigation & Insolvency, Brisbane

Tel:  61 7 3001 9272

Mob:  0419 722 992

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Profile

Sarah has been practising as a litigation lawyer for over 24 years. She is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation, having received the highest achiever award when she completed her accreditation in 2010.

She has broad experience in the litigation and resolution of business and corporate disputes, and providing strategic risk management advice on commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions. Sarah has a particular interest in directors and trustees’ duties and the conduct of contested meetings.

Work Projects

Sarah’s areas of expertise include the following:

  • Advising directors about their duties and responsibilities, particularly in the face of an attack on the company's business, or when restructuring or merger issues arise.
  • Advising trustee clients about trust governance issues, and applying to the courts for orders in relation to trusts and managed investment schemes.
  • Conducting shareholder oppression actions and derivative actions.
  • Advising clients about corporate insolvency issues
  • Representing clients at contested hearings before regulators and in the court
  • Acting for parties in partnership, shareholder and joint venture disputes.
  • Property-related litigation involving construction and development agreements, commercial leases and the purchase and sale of commercial and industrial properties.
  • Land resumption cases.
  • Trade practices disputes
  • Negligence actions, including negligence claims against directors, advisors and professionals.

Sarah acts for clients from across industry groups, including agribusiness, funds management, financial services, commercial property owners, real estate developers, professional services, resources and retail sectors. She was one of the recipients of the ALB Insolvency Deal of the Year Award in relation to the ABC Childcare receivership and restructuring.

Professional Background

Sarah has a Bachelor of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology.

Sarah is a member of:
  • Queensland Law Society
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Australian Mutuals Institue
  • Australian Institute of Management
  •  FINSIA

Sarah is also the chairman of the board of the Maleny Credit Union.

 

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