Sarah de Wit

Sarah is a Lawyer in our Commercial Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Insolvency Team


After graduating from Griffith University, I began my legal career in Melbourne before returning to Toowoomba (my home town) in 2018 to finalise my practical legal training. While my experience is varied across different areas of law and jurisdictions, since 2018 I have practiced exclusively in debt recovery, commercial litigation, building and construction law and employment law. I joined Murdoch Lawyers in July 2020 and am delighted to be part of the firm.

I work closely with my Director Craig Shepherd, Special Counsel John Lobban and Anneliese Seymour, and Senior Associate Barry Chappell, who together work in our Commercial Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Insolvency Team.

As well, I have a particular interest in agriculture and have a passion for working with local, regional and rural clients (and specialised in this during my postgraduate studies). This led me to dedicate myself to working as a paralegal in food and agriculture law for the initial part of my career. I have advocated for the interests of food producers and understand the difficulties of farm management and interpreting local planning schemes.

I’m also a recent homeowner and outside of work you’ll frequently find me at the local farmers markets or at hardware stores in town looking to revamp my house and garden.

Practice Areas

  • Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation
  • Debt Recovery
  • Insolvency

Qualifications & Reputation

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Griffith University)
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (Australian National University)
  • Masters of Legal Practice (Australian National University)
  • Bachelor of Laws Exchange (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)


  • Queensland Law Society (Practicing Member)
  • Asian Australian Lawyers Alliance (Member)
  • Downs and South West Law Association (Member)
  • USQ Women in Law
  • Regular Chamber of Commerce ‘Business @ Dusk’ attendee

    Contact Information

    Direct Line: 1300 068 736