Sarah Russell

Francis Burt Chambers
Level 23, Allendale Square
77 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000
Year Admitted: 1998 (England & Wales),
2004 (WA) & (NSW)
Year Elected to WABA: 2010 Qualifications: Fellow of Institute of Legal Executives (England) 1996

Graduate Diploma in Law (Common Professional Examination) (England) 1996

Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Distinction), (Nottingham Law School, England) 1998

Master of Commercial Law, Melbourne University, 2012

LEADR Association of Dispute Resolvers - National Mediator Accreditation - July 2008

South Eastern Circuit Advanced International Advocacy Course (Keble College, Oxford University, England) - 2014

Sarah Russell

Sarah Russell has over 20 years’ experience in litigation and has been involved in a wide range of civil, corporate and commercial litigation in Australia and overseas. She has represented and advised clients across a variety of sectors, including many leading Australian and international companies, financial institutions and government agencies.

Sarah joined the Western Australian Bar and commenced practise as a barrister from Francis Burt Chambers in 2010. Before that she was a senior associate at national Australian law firms, Clayton Utz (2006-2010) and Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) (2003-2006). Sarah also practised in England for several years before moving to Australia in 2003 (as a legal executive 1990-1998 and as a solicitor 1998-2003).

Sarah’s principal areas of practice are commercial litigation, construction and engineering and competition and consumer law. She has extensive experience of bringing and defending complex claims in the Supreme Court and Federal Court and regularly receives instructions in matters referred to international and domestic commercial arbitration. She has been involved in disputes arising from major projects across a number of sectors, including infrastructure, energy and resources, health, retail and commercial property development.

Sarah also advises on competition and consumer matters and is a member of the Competition and Consumer Committee of the Law Council of Australia, Business Law Section. She was Deputy Chair of that Committee from 2010 to 2014.

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