Holly Sara is an experienced commercial litigator with a recognized track record in complex and strategic disputes across all Australian jurisdictions.
Named a "Next Generation Partner" and "Rising Star" in dispute resolution by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Holly's practice encompasses major corporate and commercial disputes, class action defense, and 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, courts, and regulators.
Holly's corporate and commercial disputes experience includes multibillion dollar, bet-the-company level litigation across a range of sectors and subject matters, including pharmaceuticals, energy and resources, IT, property and developments, FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods), and manufacturing. She also has particular experience in post-M&A disputes and product liability matters.
Holly has advised on many filed and threatened class actions across all Australian jurisdictions and has deep experience in all aspects of class action defense. She also has acted for a range of clients in multiple high-profile regulatory investigations and prosecutions and Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry.
In addition, Holly advises clients on insurance matters related to litigation, class actions, and regulatory matters, including disputes with insurers.
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.
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- 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