Sarah Trent

Area of law:
Royal commissions and inquiries, Civil litigation and dispute resolution (including personal injury)

Sarah draws on a broad range of knowledge from her experience assisting with the delivery of quality legal advice and services to the State across all stages of Royal Commissions and Inquiries. Her practice includes assisting the State by providing strategic advice on issues of public interest immunity and statutory secrecy, the scope of the powers and privileges of state and federal Commissions and preparing state witnesses to give evidence before Commissions.

In addition to her engagement with Royal Commissions and Inquiries, Sarah has worked on a range of other matters, including historical abuse claim settlements, matters falling within the scope of the Local Government Act 2020 and assisting occupational professional standards agencies in the regulatory environment.

Sarah brings a diverse set of skills to the Royal Commissions and Inquiries Branch including technical proficiency in software platforms such as Ringtail and Power BI. She is well regarded within the VGSO as a 'problem solver' when issues arise in the interface between legal and technological matters. She is innovative and proactive in addressing client needs.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Sarah worked in health regulation in the Notifications Department at the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and has research experience in suicide prevention from her employment the at the Coroners Court of Victoria and Melbourne University.


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