Sally has an extensive criminal law practice and has acted in a wide range of criminal matters.
She is a highly experienced trial advocate and has appeared at all levels of the criminal law jurisdiction. Sally has extensive trial experience in the County Court and Supreme Court of Victoria and has appeared in a number of murder trials in the Supreme Court. Sally appears for both the prosecution and defence.
Sally also appears for and provides advice to government departments in relation to criminal and regulatory matters. Sally has experience in matters prosecuted under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004. She also appears in quasi-criminal matters and has substantial experience in appearing in proceedings under the Serious Offenders Act 2018.
Sally is an experienced appellate advocate and appears in the Court of Appeal in both conviction and sentence appeals. She also has extensive experience in written appellate work and regularly advises and drafts written cases in appeals against conviction and sentence.
Some of the recent cases in which Sally has appeared include:
Doherty v The Queen  VSCA 90
DPP (Cth) v Ramos  VSCA 290
Hope v The Queen; Pua v The Queen  VSCA 230
The Queen v Volpe  VSC 797
Hill v The Queen; Brennan v The Queen; Spaliaras v The Queen  VSCA 190
The Queen v Hague  VSC 323
The Queen v Doherty  VSC 626
DPP v Asling  VSC 191
DPP v Basic  VSCA 376
Dunn (a Pseudonym) v The Queen; Watts (a Pseudonym) v The Queen  VSCA 371
Kalofolias v The Queen  VSCA 308
Robinson & Robinson v The Queen  VSCA 304
Prior to coming to the Bar, Sally worked as a solicitor at the Office of Public Prosecutions acquiring a broad expertise in all areas of criminal law. Sally signed the Bar Roll in 2004, mentored by Marc Sargent (now Magistrate Marc Sargent).
Sally is recognised as a recommended Criminal Law Senior Counsel in Doyles Guide 2019.
Sally is the Chair of the Victorian Bar Health & Wellbeing Committee.
Sally is the Deputy Chair of the International Advocacy Training Committee.
She also serves as a committee member of the Criminal Bar Association.
She is an accredited advocacy coach and has travelled to Vanuatu to teach advocacy on a number of occasions as part of a program facilitated by the Victorian Bar.