Sarah Guttridge

Legal Counsel - Commercial

Sarah Guttridge is Legal Counsel for Source Legal, with significant experience in commercial law. She has expertise in contract law – with a particular focus on reviewing, drafting, and negotiating contracts.

Sarah is passionate about commercial law and ensuring that small to medium size businesses have access to prompt legal advice that meets their needs. With experience from negotiating large multi-million-dollar supply contracts to terms and conditions for everyday transactions, Sarah enjoys the challenge of successfully taking a contract from review, negotiation, and through to completion.

“I am enthusiastic and passionate about providing quality legal advice which focuses on value to clients. I enjoy listening to clients discuss their goals, help determine what is important to them, and establish how I can assist in providing support and guidance to move their legal matters forward to successful outcomes.

I pride myself on providing clear and concise reasoning for legal advice to build trust with clients and help them understand legal concepts.”

Industry and career experience

Sarah has significant in-house legal experience, having worked for a large electrical engineering firm for the past four and a half years as a Contracts Lawyer in their commercial and legal team.  

Sarah has proven experience advising on a wide range of commercial law matters including:

  • Contract law – review and negotiations of contracts;
  • Legal research and commercial advice;
  • Intellectual property;
  • Procedure and policy writing – including modern slavery statements;
  • Property law – including renewal of leases;
  • Corporate governance; and
  • Legislative change management.

In addition, Sarah has experience working across management, marketing, and purchasing roles within small stationery and office products businesses. This has given her insight into the challenges businesses face every day and a passion to support small to medium businesses succeed.

Qualifications

  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice – College of Law
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) – University of New England
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Administration – University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Business – University of Newcastle

Get to know Sarah

Sarah is proud of her decision to make a career change to study law, after a successful career in marketing, purchasing, and management roles.

Sarah enjoys holidays with her family in the caravan, reading, listening to music, and her weekly boxing for fitness class. In her spare time, she runs a Doctor Who club based in Newcastle and loves all things Doctor Who, Star Wars, Stargate, and sci-fi in general.

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