Sarah’s practice includes a full range of family law services including adoption, separation agreements and cohabitation agreements, as well as litigation regarding joint family property, guardianship, allocation of parenting responsibilities and spousal support. Sarah is also a fully accredited mediator which enables her to assist clients in resolving their disputes outside of court.
Sarah also has experience in employment and human rights law, both on the employer and employee sides of these issues. In addition to writing a paper for the Continuing Legal Education organization on wrongful dismissal, she also assisted in preparation of client employee handbooks.
Along with David Halkett, Sarah is a regular guest on the Law Show on CISL 650 and competed in the Champion of the Crescent for Children’s Mental Health.
Experience as a policy analyst with various government ministries including Education and Aboriginal Relations
Policy Analyst for Workers’ Compensation Board
Assisted clients with various criminal matters at the Law Centre in Victoria
Represented clients in provincial court, supreme court and court of appeal and as counsel for the Ministry of Social Development and Innovation under the Employment and Assistance Act in both Surrey and New Westminster Provincial Court.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
Canadian Bar Association
CBA Westminster Family Law Subsection
Tri Cities Chamber of Commerce
Trial Lawyers Association of BC
Surrey Bar Association
Positions / Community Involvement
CBA Westminster Family Law Section, coordinator 2013 to present