The Governor swore in Her Honour Ms Sarah Elizabeth Russel as a Judge of the District Court of Western Australia.
Ms Russell has over 25 years’ experience in civil, corporate and commercial litigation across a variety of sectors including leading Australian and international companies, financial institutions and government agencies.
Ms Russell joined the Western Australian Bar and commenced practise as a barrister in 2010. Before that she was a senior associate at national Australian law firms, Clayton Utz and Mallesons Stephen Jaques. She also practised in England for several years before moving to Australia in 2003.
Ms Russell’s principal areas of practice are commercial litigation, construction and engineering and competition and consumer law.