Providing strategic risk management advice on commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions
Sarah Davies Legal Pty Ltd has considerable experience in negotiating and settling resumptions and representing clients
Sarah Davies Legal Pty Ltd is a boutique practice which assists corporate and business clients with risk management issues and the resolution of commercial disputes.
I have been practicing as a litigation lawyer for about 31 years. I am a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation, having received the highest achiever award when I completed my accreditation in 2010.
I assist business and corporate clients to identify and manage risks and to resolve disputes that arise in the course of their business. I also act for families and individuals in relation to commercial disputes, land resumption, contested wills and estate disputes.
I was previously a litigation partner with a number of Brisbane based law firms, including McMahon Clarke and more recently ClarkeKann Legal. I can provide specialized advice to clients on a one-to-one basis with reasonable and flexible fee arrangements.
I act for clients from across industry groups, but I have a particular focus on–
- Commercial property ownership and real estate developments
- Funds management and financial services; and
- Building and construction.
My clients come from across SE Queensland (and sometimes farther afield). The majority are based in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.
I am a former member of the Queensland Law Society Specialist Accreditation Committee for Commercial Litigation, having served the maximum term. This is the body that determines whether lawyers have met the criteria that enables them to claim to be specialists in commercial litigation.
For the past 9 years, I have been the chairman of the board of the Maleny Credit Union. The Maleny Credit Union is part of Maleny’s proud heritage of cooperative organizations, and it strives to provide sustainable local banking to its members, and to support the community through a number of social initiatives and its Charitable Trust. https://www.mcu.com.au/
You can contact Sarah on (07) 5435 2641, 0419722992 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Property disputes, joint venture and corporate disagreements, landlord and tenant issues, retail and commercial lease disputes, investment and capital raising risk management
Farming agreements, trademarks, investment and capital raising, compensation claims, succession planning and land resumptions
Corporate and partnership disputes involving lawyers, accountants, engineers and other professionals, protection of intellectual property protection, restraint clauses
Development agreements and construction contract disputes, payment claims and payment schedules, WH&S issues, debt recovery
Compliance and regulatory issues, trust and corporate dispute resolution, AFSL/Australian Credit Licence/ADI issues, contested meetings, managed investment schemes, investor disputes
What my clients say:
“I am pleased to write a recommendation for Sarah Davies. We first met several years ago and worked on a case involving recovery of monies from the nation’s largest insolvency firm. We were ultimately successful. Her work is of the highest calibre. She has a gift for excellent communication between herself, the Barrister, and client. Her appreciation of the Law is well blended with a practical approach to business matters. Sarah does all my commercial/litigation work. She has well-earned my high esteem. “
Ecofibre was one of Sarah’s first clients when she started her business in 2016. Since then Sarah has helped us on a wide range of matters, and her proactive, commercial approach to legal matters is always valued. CFO and Company Secretary, Ecofibre Limited
Sarah Davies has been our legal counsel since 2009. In this time Sarah has demonstrated exceptional skills in her legal strategy, both written and verbal communication, general advice, and delivered all with a great deal of common sense and commerciality. Sarah’s ability to bring about a successful result on each of the projects I have engaged her in is a testament to her determination and ultimately patience in reading a situation. During Sarah’s engagement she has successfully defended Supreme Court proceedings, assisted with restructuring our Group, and where it wasn’t in her expertise she referred to competent colleagues to whom I was also satisfied with. The key to any working relationship is the development of trust between client and counsel, and I’m proud to say that I trust my entire organisation in Sarah’s hands. I have no hesitation recommending her services.
Sarah Davies came highly recommended to my husband and I after we were very disappointed with our initial choice of legal representation over several months. Our matter was indeed extremely complex, a view taken by many professionals and legal contacts. It required significant experience and expertise across a range of different areas of law. Our matter, it is fair to say, also proved to be highly contentious throughout its duration until a mutually acceptable and positive outcome eventually occurred – navigated, of course, by Sarah. During our journey Sarah became a good friend, confidante and the ‘voice of reason and calm’ when the official process wheels became frustrating at times. Personally and professionally – Sarah is extremely down to earth. She is one of the most ‘switched on’, ‘savvy’ litigation lawyers around. She calls a spade a spade, has a brutally honest approach always delivered in your best interests and with diplomacy, tact and good humour. We were extremely lucky to have been introduced to Sarah and highly recommend her to anyone requiring high level litigation services.
Sarah Davies strikes an all too rare balance of identifying, strategising and stridently prosecuting a legal case for her client, with the big picture awareness of making prudent commercial calls in lieu of continuing legal avenues when commercially appropriate. Her evident knowledge of law was impressive and it was clear she was also highly respected by leading Barristers.
Sarah Davies acted for my firm in a complex Supreme Court matter, involving a property joint venture. We were in dispute over distributions amounting to five million dollars. Having run businesses over the last thirty years we have had several unfortunate experiences of chasing debts etc. through the court system, and so we were reluctant litigants. Sarah gave us excellent balanced advice and proposed a successful strategy from the very beginning of her appointment. The outcome completely exceeded our expectations, to the extent that it reaffirmed my confidence in the legal process. I would recommend her services without equivocation.