Guy Sara – Special Counsel

Brisbane Family Lawyer

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Special Counsel at Aylward Game Solicitors

LEGAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1992 B.Bus (UTS)
  • 1999 CPA
  • 2002 LLB (UNE)
  • 2003 Admitted as a legal practitioner
  • 2003 to 2006 Solicitor
  • 2007 LLM (QUT)
  • 2006 to 2015 Barrister-at-Law

CASE RESULTS

Some of Guy’s more important cases:

LEGAL BACKGROUND

Guy grew up at and was raised near Bondi Beach.

He started his working life as an accountant (after a brief period as a tyre salesman) and worked as a financial accountant for some of Australia’s biggest companies such as APN News & Media and Boral. A sense of wanderlust led him to the UK where he stayed for nearly 3 years and during this time when he was working in the finance department of Ede & Ravenscroft his interest in a legal career was piqued. (Ede & Ravenscroft are the Queen’s ceremonial tailor and the world’s leading supplier of legal regalia).

Guy spent a further year travelling through the Middle East. This was where he learned the seminal lesson of his legal career – conflict does not work.

Upon returning to Australia Guy studied law at night and worked as a CPA by day in ‘once’ small family businesses such as Newslink and NFS. This taught him lessons you just don’t learn in law or business school, when with delight he saw his former bosses become gazillionaires!!

Three years later Guy was a newly minted law graduate and offered a one year associateship with His Honour Judge Knight of the District Court of NSW. Two hundred applied, ten were interviewed and Guy got the job. Although no slouch, Guy was astonished and asked the Judge how? His Honour’s reply: ‘You were the most honest’.

Then Guy spent three years with a leading criminal law firm in Sydney which acted for some ‘colourful racing identities’. In turn, they referred family law and civil matters to him and Guy got some good grassroots litigation experience.

A young lady led Guy to Qld and thence the private Bar. Nine years were spent appearing in Courts throughout Queensland, with regular appearances in Sydney and Melbourne. Family law, Coronial inquests and civil advice work were the mainstay.

Guy can lay claim to the following:

  • He has cross-examined The Honourable Bill Shorten and His Excellency Mr Michael Bryce;
  • He is one of the few, if only, Counsel who has avoided a custodial sentence for his client in a well-publicized ‘glassing’ attack at the Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast;
  • He has ‘won’ (although there are no winners in litigation) against a now leading Family Law QC in a fully contested property application in the Family Court;
  • Guy is a member of the CPA Australia disciplinary tribunal.

CONTACT

When he is not plunging into the depths of your case he can often be found plunging into the ocean as an advanced scuba diver. Cooking, animals, longboard surfing, international Rugby (not playing) and biochemistry are just a few of his other interests.

Guy has been briefed by Aylward Game since 2006. They gave him his first jury trial. He was at their office so often that one of the partners joked “Do you want a job?”. We like ‘Bondi Guy’ and sure you will too.

Charles Noble