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Sarah McCarthy
SENIOR LAWCLERK/GRADUATE
Practising in
All aspects of Family Law & Estates

Sarah’s passion for all things outdoors has provided a broad array of experiences and adventures around the world, from teaching scuba diving in Hawaii and the Caribbean to underwater research in Australia. Sarah joined Butlers in March 2015, after moving to Perth from Colorado and finishing her double degree in Environmental Science and Marine Biology at UWA.

Initially, working on reception at Butlers was solely a way to pay the bills and fund the next adventure. However, shortly after starting with Butlers, and quickly moving into the role of Law Clerk, Sarah realised her passion for helping people entangled in complicated Family Law and Contested Estate matters. Sarah quickly fell in love with the law and the team at Butlers.

As a consequence, Sarah then endeavoured to undertake her next and most challenging adventure of all – completing her Juris Doctor full time, while providing Butlers’ clients with her undivided attention on a more than full-time basis, raising an extremely opinionated toddler and maintaining her household (complete with 1 chore-challenged husband and 2 mischievous puppies). Needless to say, Sarah does not shy away from a challenge and seems to thrive while sleep deprived.

Sarah completed her Juris Doctor in record time and is currently working towards being admitted as a lawyer in Western Australia. Sarah is extremely motived and dedicated to assist those in need and utilise the qualifications she has worked so hard to obtain. Sarah’s extensive experience as a Senior Law Clerk in all aspects of Family Law, Wills and Contested Estate matters enable her to assist in a variety of circumstances and provide effective and quality service.

Sarah has worked alongside Perth’s best lawyers and barristers in large and complicated matters. Sarah’s attention to detail and photographic memory has enabled her to effectively manage a significant volume of documents and assist in preparing and compiling legal cases to ensure the best possible result for Butlers’ clients. Sarah’s life experience in different countries and cultures enable her to appeal to a large demographic and ensure that clients feel comfortable and confident throughout the often emotionally challenging and complex legal process.

“I cant help it, I’m ambitious and I’m not afraid of hard work”
Areas of Practice
Family Law including Same-Sex relationships, Family Violence Restraining Orders Separation and Property Settlement, Financial Agreements and Child Support
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