Sarah O'Grady Senior Solicitor

Sarah is a Senior Solicitor in our Finance and Insolvency team, providing a wide variety of advice and support, from security and regulatory advice, through to advising clients on recoveries and in insolvency scenarios.

Sarah has a solid background in all areas of civil litigation and business law. The benefit of this is that she can anticipate risk from the outset and knows how to mitigate the risk, and continue to act if there’s a need to resort to litigation.

She not only provides specialist advice to finance companies and insolvency practitioners, but also advises businesses and individuals on everyday solvency, security and/or debt recovery scenarios. She has particular experience advising clients in the motor vehicle finance industry on credit and consumer law, and with regards to repossession and recovery.

Sarah leads a very active lifestyle when outside of the office. She represents New Zealand in the sport of triathlon and has just completed her first Full Ironman in Taupo.


I love our warm and personal approach. Our clients get the benefit of a wealth of knowledge and experience, but delivered in a friendly and helpful way. They often comment that it feels like they are dealing with friends or family, and our staff feel the same way about their working environment.


Sarah's areas of expertise

  • Finance and securities advice, including asset finance and restructuring
  • Advice to the financial services sector, in particular large corporates in the finance and motor vehicle finance industry
  • Regulatory/compliance advice, including PPSA, finance, anti-money laundering, corporate governance, and advertising
  • Consumer finance and credit and consumer law advice
  • General commercial and contract advice
  • Advising on insolvency scenarios, including in company receiverships, liquidations, and voluntary administrations, and in personal insolvency scenarios, as well as advising directors of distressed companies
  • Commercial disputes and litigation, for example shareholder disputes
  • Civil litigation


LLB (Hons) University of Auckland 2011 

BA (Political Studies) 2009 


Professional Memberships

Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand 

New Zealand Law Society

NZ Law

The Networking Group, Rosedale

Company of Women

Financial Services Federation


The New Takapuna