Sarah Baker-Goldsmith

Burley Griffin Chambers


Sarah accepts briefs and requests for advice in all areas of law but particularly crime (summary and indictable), care and protection (including as an independent children’s lawyer), family law, coronial inquests and other inquiries, and government and administrative law generally.

Sarah is regularly briefed by ACT Legal Aid in the above areas. She is also a member of the NSW Legal Aid Panels for Summary Crime, Child Crime, Domestic Violence and Indictable Crime. Sarah regularly appears in ACT and NSW Courts, as well as the Federal Circuit and Family Court.

Sarah has lengthy experience as a government litigation solicitor in most areas of government law. Immediately before being called to the Bar Sarah was Counsel Assisting the ACT Coroner’s Court, and a Deputy Registrar of the ACT Magistrates Court exercising quasi-judicial powers including deciding interim FVO and PPO applications. Sarah also completed a secondment as Solicitor Assisting the interim National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention, before its replacement with a Royal Commission. Prior to this, Sarah worked on the Phillip Morris v Australia tobacco plain packaging arbitration in Singapore, and acted as ACLEI’s General Counsel. Sarah commenced her legal career as a Federal Prosecutor for the CDPP, working across Victoria, Western Australia, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, where she conducted contested hearings and trials both before a single judge and a judge & jury, and appeared on severity and all grounds appeals from lower courts.

Sarah holds an ACT Working With Vulnerable People card and has a current NSW Working With Children check.

Sarah loves her family, the Western Bulldogs, reading, woodworking, collecting antique legal books and yelling at the television while watching sport, in no particular order.

Contact Details

Phone: (02) 6230 6912
Admitted at the Bar: 2022

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