Holly Sara is an experienced commercial litigator with a recognized track record in complex and strategic matters across all Australian jurisdictions. Named a "Next Generation Partner" and "Rising Star" in dispute resolution by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Holly focuses on class action defense and major corporate and commercial disputes, as well as investigations and regulatory actions.
She acts for corporations, major financial institutions, and individual clients. Her experience covers a range of sectors and includes several matters spanning multiple jurisdictions and involving multiple domestic and foreign regulators.
Holly has advised on many filed and threatened class actions across all Australian jurisdictions. She has also acted for a range of clients in some of the most high-profile regulatory investigations and prosecutions and in multiple Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry. Holly also advises clients on crisis management and insurance coverage matters and represents clients in dealings, and disputes, with insurers (including, most recently, a major class action insurance test case).
Holly's recent matters include the defense of several high-profile funded class actions and related insurance litigation; defense of major prosecutions by ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Commission) and claims by the Federal Government; counseling clients on various Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry; and acting for global and multinational clients in major commercial litigation, including multiple matters on appeal to the High Court.
Australian Court Grants Shareholders Access to Bank's Internal Documents to Assess Alignment With Climate Change Commitments
Federal Court of Australia Rules That the Government Owes Duty of Care to Australian Youth on Climate Change
- The Flinders University of South Australia (LL.B. and L.P. with first class Honours 2010; Bachelor of Biotechnology 2010; University Medal for Outstanding Academic Performance)
- High Court of Australia, Federal Court of Australia, and Supreme Court of South Australia
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific — Next Generation Partner in dispute resolution (2022 and 2021) and Rising Star in dispute resolution (2020)
Australasian Law Awards "Young Private Practice Lawyer of the Year" (2017) — highly commended
Lawyers Weekly "30 Under 30 Awards" (2015 and 2016) — finalist, dispute resolution