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Sarah Manly

Principal

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, Specialist Certificate in Criminology

P: +61 3 9609 1691

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E: smanly@rk.com.au

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  • Government
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Government and Administrative Law
  • Public & Administrative Law
  • Royal Commissions
  • Statutory Interpretation
  • Prosecutions and Statutory Interpretation

Sarah acts on behalf of various government clients and statutory authorities including the Department of Justice and Regulation and Victoria Police. She advises these clients in relation to prosecutions, professional conduct, coronial inquests and administrative law. Sarah was recognised by Best Lawyers 2020 for expertise in Government Practice.

Experience

  • Advising and litigating on behalf of government bodies including the Department of Justice and Regulation and Victoria Police. Specifically has acted on behalf of the Secretary to the Department of Justice and Regulation for applications for Interim Supervision Orders, Supervision Orders and Reviews and Renewals of the Orders under the Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Act 2009
  • Prosecuting on behalf of the Secretary to the Department of Justice and Regulation for breaches under the Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Act 2009
  • Acting on behalf of interested parties at coronial inquests including government bodies, aged care facilities and families of the deceased. Have also acted as the instructing solicitor for the Coroner and involved in the Royal Commission into the Victorian bushfires
  • Providing advice to clients in relation to their responses to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse
  • Providing training to Corrections Victoria staff 
  • Advising professional registration boards in professional conduct matters
  • Providing alternative dispute resolution, including acting for clients in mediations and conciliation conferences

Leadership

  • Recognised by Best Lawyers 2020 for expertise in Government Practice
  • Deputy Chair, Mental Health Community Legal Centre
  • Joint Deputy Convenor, Russell Kennedy Women's Network (2016)
  • Member, Victorian Women Lawyers
  • Member, Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL)
  • Former Board Member, Foster Care Association of Victoria (2008-2010)