Sarah holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Business and Commerce, majoring in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations from the Western Sydney University. She has also completed a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law. Sarah is admitted as a Lawyer to the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
Throughout her legal career, Sarah has gained experience in a wide variety of legal matters in various fields of law. This experience has allowed her to develop a comprehensive understanding of the legal system for the benefit of her clients.
Sarah truly cares about her clients’ needs and places a high importance on providing concise and accurate legal advice. She is a strong advocate who values transparency and communication as essential elements of providing strong legal representation.
Sarah’s friendly demeanour makes it easy for her clients to approach her with any queries, questions or concerns.
Outside of law, Sarah tutors high school and law students, and has a strong interest in psychology and social justice.
Accreditations & memberships
- Member of the Law Society of New South Wales
Our solicitor Sarah de Szell represented a 27-year-old male at Mt Druitt Local Court on 29 November 2017 in relation to a matter of Exceed Speed by more than 30km/h.
Our client had been detected by police Lidar speeding 37km over the limit which carried a suspension period of three months and a fine. He had three previous speeding offences on his record.
Our representation resulted in our client pleading guilty of the offence, however, persuading the Magistrate to not proceed to record a conviction which meant that our client was able to keep his licence.
That result was achieved by preparing our case thoroughly and by making persuasive oral submissions in court 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 a solicitor like Sarah who will ensure that your subjective factors are emphasised and considered when determining your case.
Our solicitor Sarah de Szell represented a 30-year-old female at the Sutherland Local Court on 8 November 2017 in relation to charges of Stalk/Intimidate (Domestic Violence Related) and Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm.
The case involved a domestic violence dispute between our client and her mother-in-law which resulted in actual bodily harm being occasioned to the mother-in-law by way of extensive bruising. Our client made partial admissions to the police before obtaining legal representation.
Despite partial admissions made to the police, our representation resulted in the Court withdrawing the charge of Stalk/Intimidate (Domestic Violence Related) and not recording a criminal conviction in relation to the charge of Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm.
That result was achieved by negotiating with the Prosecution in relation to the charges and having the police facts amended to reflect our client’s version of events. The result was also achieved by persuasive oral submissions on sentence and preparing our client’s subjective case thoroughly.
This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Sarah who will ensure that your matter is presented to the Court the best manner possible.
Our solicitor Sarah de Szell represented two clients, a couple both aged 27 years of age at the Parramatta Local Court in relation to charges of aggravated sexual assault.
The case involved very serious allegations of our clients drugging and then sexually assaulting a woman in a hotel room. Police investigators had also recorded telephone conversations between our clients after the alleged event where they discussed catching a sexually transmitted disease from the alleged victim. After hearing these conversations, the police apprehended our clients and held them in custody.
Despite the seriousness of the allegations and the strong opposition to our bail application by the police, our representation resulted in the Court granting our release application for both clients.
That result was achieved by preparing our case thoroughly and persuasive oral submissions in respect of the release applications which pointed out the weaknesses in the Prosecution’s case. Both the Magistrate and the Prosecution conceded after our submissions that the case against our clients was not strong.
This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Sarah who will ensure that your case is argued persuasively and that the court looks at all evidence in your favour when determining a result.