Centre Director & Principal Solicitor, Migration Agent (MARN 1279354)
Sarah joined RACS in 2013 after spending a number of years working with people seeking asylum and refugees in visa cancellation and civil law issues.
At RACS, Sarah was our first Child Specialist Solicitor, developing an outreach legal service to assist unaccompanied children seeking asylum in Australia, and worked tirelessly with children who were detained on Christmas Island and faced transfer to Nauru.
She continued this outreach to young people who were transferred to Nauru as unaccompanied children. Sarah became Principal Solicitor in 2016 and has led RACS in responding to a shifting policy environment. In 2017, Sarah participated in the UNHCR Expert Roundtable in Brussels on family reunification, and in consultation with the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders at York University.
In 2018, Sarah was awarded Migration Partner of the Year by Lawyers Weekly.