Sarah Leslie

Senior Associate Wellington

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​Sarah advises on a broad range of litigation areas. Her experience includes advising on tax, insolvency, regulatory matters, general civil litigation, social welfare, law officer functions, criminal matters and Te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi ​issues.

As Crown Counsel in the Crown Law Office, she would regularly appear as lead counsel in civil and criminal matters in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Taxation Review Authority and District Court. Sarah has also appeared as junior counsel in the Supreme Court.

In 2018, Sarah was on secondment as senior solicitor to the Inland Revenue Department.​​

Work highlights

“Trinity” tax avoidance scheme
Led the Crown Law/Inland Revenue team on the “Trinity” tax avoidance scheme litigation from 2015.