Senior Associate

As a Senior Associate with the Melbourne office, Sally is committed to utilising legal mechanisms to deliver meaningful public interest outcomes. She is interested in class actions as a means to challenge corporate and government misconduct, in pursuit of social and economic justice.

Prior to joining Phi Finney McDonald, Sally provided specialised legal assistance to people with gender-based claims for asylum. Sally’s experience includes legal research into the use of force in closed environments and assisting self-represented litigants with bankruptcy, employment and administrative law matters in the Federal Circuit Court. This experience has further motivated Sally to work with a focus on unfair power dynamics, perpetuated by legal structures.

Previously, Sally supported the development and implementation of corporate responsibility, equality, diversity and pro bono policies in the legal profession throughout England and Wales. During this time, Sally also worked with lawyers and students to build the animal law network in the United Kingdom.

Awards and accolades

Finalist team, Global Legal Hackathon, 2019


  • Co-authored ‘Banning third-party sales of dogs’, Institute of Licensing Journal, Issue 17, March 2017
  • Co-authored ‘Castan Centre Submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System’, July 2019
  • Co-authored ‘To all men who are in on the ‘open secret’: you have failed us’, The Guardian, 2 July 2020


  • LLM, Monash University
  • GDLP, College of Law
  • LLB (Hons)/Bachelor of Politics (International Relations), Griffith University