Sandra is a senior barrister at Shortland Chambers. She was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in 1988. She received comprehensive training and experience as a litigator at Russell McVeagh between 1987 and 1991, where she worked for specialist litigation, property and intellectual property partners. She has practised as a commercial and civil barrister in New Zealand since 1991 and was admitted in 2000 to practise at the bar in NSW, Australia.
She is known for being willing to take on challenging cases for clients that test the boundaries of the law, and for being robust and decisive in her advice. Many of her cases have involved novel issues and decisions.
As a generalist, she remains current in many aspects of the law, which enables her to bring a wide perspective to cases. Her key expertise is in commercial and civil litigation. She is particularly experienced in cases involving product liability, land law (such as vendor/purchaser, unit titles, cross leases, encroachment and Maori land law) construction, equity and trust law, contract, statutory and public law, contractual interpretation and company law.
Law is a passion for Sandra not just a career, but when not working in law she is out paddle boarding, wine tasting, attending musical and cultural events and travelling.
LLB (Hons) (Otago) 1987
Barrister Sole: 1991