Sarah Davies Legal
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Doing Business

Doing Business

My commitment

I understand that the legal services marketplace is complex to navigate and that your time and money are valuable. I try to make it easy for my clients to do business with me by—

  • Not taking you for granted – if I agree to take you on your matter, I will do everything I can to help you achieve the outcome you are looking for
     
  • Putting together a project plan for your matter and reporting against that plan as we progress with it
     
  • Making sure you have direct access to me by both phone and email
     
  • I will come to your premises and I don't charge for my travel time, and
     
  • If something arises that is outside my area of expertise, then I will assist you to determine who should be engaged to deal with the matter.

My goal is to help you resolve challenges as quickly as possible so that your business can move forward and prosper.

Discussing costs

When embarking on litigation or any dispute resolution process, the issue of costs is always an important part of the decision making process. I will try to make this issue easier for you by—

  • Discussing costs in as much detail as possible at the outset of the matter, including providing you with a detailed estimate
     
  • Asking you what your budget is and what you can and cannot afford - explaining what can be done for you within your budget
     
  • Explaining cost variables and how different developments might affect costs
     
  • Asking if you would like to do some of the work yourself instead of paying me to do it
     
  • Explaining the rates and experience of team members (such as me and any barristers or experts) and asking if you have any preferences as to who does the work on your matter, and
     
  • Providing an example of what the bill might look like at the end of each month, and asking if you would be happy with the format of the bill.
 
Sarah Davies came highly recommended to my husband and I after we were very disappointed with our initial choice of 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’, and ‘savvy’ litigation lawyers around. She calls a spade a spade, has a brutally honest approach and 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.
— Tanya Battel
 
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 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 with whom I was also satisfied.
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.
— David Mills, Principal & Auctioneer, McGrath Estate Agents
 
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.
— Paul Engeman, Director, Encum Pty Ltd
 
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.
— Laurie Truce, Director, Indigo Property Group
 
Sarah has acted for us in relation to disputes over commercial and property contracts, and building and construction issues. We have always been happy with the quality of the advice provided to us, as it encompasses the necessary legal issues but also a thorough understanding of the commercial implications and drivers. I have found Sarah to be very responsive to our requirements and easy to work with.
— Tim Copley, Development Manager, McNab