Sarah de Szell, Associate

Sarah de Szell, Solicitor Go To Court Lawyers

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Business and Commerce, majoring in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations from Western Sydney University. She has also completed a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the College of Law. Sarah is admitted as a Lawyer in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Sarah gained exposure early in her career to a wide range of legal matters. This allowed her to develop a comprehensive understanding of the legal system for the benefit of her clients. Complimenting her extensive knowledge, Sarah’s compassionate and friendly demeanour outside the courtroom makes her a favourite with clients.

Sarah truly cares about her clients’ needs and believes in thorough preparation of her matters. She is a strong advocate who will fight to get her clients the best possible result.

Sarah practices in all areas but has particular interests in criminal and civil law.

Outside of law, Sarah is interested in social justice, psychology and travel.

Accreditations & Memberships

  • Member of the Law Society of New South Wales

Success Stories and Publications

Speeding Client Avoids Demerit Points And Keeps Licence

Our solicitor Sarah de Szell represented a 41-year-old male at Burwood Local Court in relation to driving >30kms over the speed limit.

The client had been detected by police lidar driving >30kms over the limit, an offence which carries a license suspension of three months and a fine.  He had numerous speeding offences on his record.

Mrs de Szell argued that the client required his licence for work and to provide carer services for his father who had a terminal illness. Our representation resulted in the client being found guilty of the offence without proceeding to a conviction, which meant that he was able to keep his licence.

That result was achieved by preparing the case thoroughly and by making persuasive oral submissions, which highlighted the client’s circumstances.

This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of an advocate like Sarah de Szell who will ensure that your subjective factors are emphasised for consideration by the court.

Section 10 Dismissal for Assault Charge

Our solicitor Mrs Sarah de Szell represented a client, aged 40, at Penrith Local Court in relation to a charge of common assault.

The case involved our client engaging in a physical altercation with his neighbour, which was captured on CCTV.

Despite the confronting footage, our solicitor, Mrs Sarah de Szell was able to persuade the Magistrate to dismiss the matter pursuant to Section 10(1)(a) of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW)

This result was achieved by highlighting the particular circumstances of the client including his prior good character.

Good Behaviour Bond for Repeat Domestic Violence Offender

Our solicitor Ms Sarah de Szell represented a client, aged 31, at Blacktown Local Court in relation to numerous domestic violence offences.

The case involved very serious allegations of our client being violent towards his partner who had taken numerous photographs demonstrating the extent of her injuries. Our client had an 8-page record with numerous prior violent offences. Our client had made partial admissions to police regarding his offending.

Ms de Szell negotiated with the police and succeeded in getting two of the charges against our client withdrawn. She also negotiated for the amendment of the facts accompanying the charges to a version more favourable to our client.

After hearing oral submissions, the Magistrate was persuaded to deal with the matter by placing our client on a Good Behaviour Bond pursuant to Section 9 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW) for a period of 24 months.

This outcome shows the importance of having quality representation by a lawyer like Sarah de Szell who will do thorough preparation before a plea hearing to obtain the most favourable outcome for her client.

Bail Granted For Clients Charged With Aggravated Sexual Assault

Our solicitor Sarah de Szell represented two clients, a couple both aged 27, in relation to charges of aggravated sexual assault.

The case involved very serious allegations of our clients drugging and then sexually assaulting a third woman in a hotel room. Police investigators had also recorded telephone conversations between our clients after the alleged event where they discussed catching a sexual transmitted disease from the complainant.  After hearing these conversations, the police apprehended our clients and held them in custody.

Despite the seriousness of the allegations, and police strongly opposing bail, our representation resulted in the court granting a release application for both clients.This result was achieved by thorough preparation and persuasive oral submissions, which pointed out weaknesses in the prosecution case. After our submissions, both the Magistrate and the prosecution conceded that the case against our clients was not strong enough to keep them in custody and bail was granted.

This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Sarah de Szell who will ensure that your case is argued persuasively and that the court looks at all the evidence in your favour when determining a result.

Client Keeps Licence After Exceeding Speed Limit by 37kms

Our solicitor Sarah de Szell represented a 27-year-old male in relation to exceeding the speed limit by 37kms.

The client had been detected by police Lidar speeding 37kms over the limit which carries a license suspension period of three months and a fine.  He had three previous speeding offences on his record.

Our representation resulted in the client being found guilty of the offence without proceeding to conviction which meant that he was able to keep his licence. That result was achieved by preparing our case thoroughly and by making persuasive oral submissions which highlighted our client’s need for a licence due to his work commitments.

This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of an advocate like Sarah de Szell who will ensure that your personal circumstances are emphasised and considered by the Court.

Testimonials

by Brett H. via Google
Very professional. Spoke to me with respect and understanding when I didn't comprehend the information fully.
by Jeffrey C. via Google
I could not be more pleased with the support and legal representation I received from Tara. She was wonderful. My result at court was exceptional and delighted us all, the matter was totally dismissed without any penalty thanks to Tara. Thank You again Jeff
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We visited the practice and I can't remember the lawyer's name but they were attentive, listened, and gave sound advice. Thankfully we didn't need to take the matter further, but the advice set our mind at ease. We were happy with the service. Thank you
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I have dealt with a few lawyers in the past, but they always managed to have me walk out of their office feeling more negative than positive, wondering if you made the right decision in choosing the one you did, but with Go To Court Lawyers, I walked away feeling a winner right from the start. They were extremely caring toward my problem, and they dealt with it as quickly and as professionally as possible, with fantastic results. I would highly recommend them to anyone.

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