Sarah Alderson


Juno Lawyer


Sarah Alderson | Juno Legal | Lawyer


I am an experienced commercial lawyer with a broad range of in- house experience across Australia and New Zealand. Having worked in a large international insurance company, an industrial union, an American software company and most recently a New Zealand state-owned enterprise in the aviation sector, my breadth of experience has shaped my agile and pragmatic approach to in-house advising.  

I have been fortunate to develop particular areas of expertise in supporting international procurement functions, high value and large scale contractual negotiations and leasing and licencing requirements for both IT and real estate.  

I pride myself on high quality, practical and understandable advice that allows business to achieve their commercial goals.  

Juno Clients

Tait Communications, Alliance, NZ Super Fund, Contact Energy, Lyttelton Port Company

Before Juno 

Airways Corporation New Zealand Ltd | Senior Legal Counsel 
LexisNexis Pacific | Legal Writer Practical Guidance
SAS Australia + New Zealand | Legal Counsel
Police Association of NSW | In-house lawyer
QBE Insurance | Litigation and Dispute Resolution Counsel 
Public Defense Service | Lawyer

Areas of expertise 

  • General Commercial 
  • Contracts and Procurement 
  • IT licensing  


Tai Tapu School, Canterbury | Board Member
Canterbury Branch Chartered Governance Institute of New Zealand (CGINZ) | Committee Member
CGINZ Education and Professional Standards | Committee

  • I am so grateful to have the Sarah's assistance. She is intelligent, commercial and a very capable lawyer as well as being lovely person to work with. One of the best things about her is that she is able to work very much independently and autonomously but is also flexible and able to work collaboratively when required, especially cross functionally. I am very pleased she has hit the ground running and very quickly gained the confidence of our commercial partners.

    Penny Hoogerwerf

    Chief Legal Officer, Tait Communications

  • Sarah was able to quickly form internal working relationships with key stakeholders and understood the legal issues and also the business goals.



    Name provided upon request

    General Counsel and Company Secretary, Private Sector Entity

  • Sarah has been a wonderful addition to our team over the past 6 months, bringing with her a broad understanding of various areas of law and a genuine interest in the energy industry and in understanding the operational and technical aspects of the business.

    Consequently, she has fostered strong relationships with our business and has been highly regarded for the quality of her legal advice.

    Sarah has great people skills and has consistently demonstrated a willingness to assist others when she has had capacity.

    In addition to her substantive contributions, Sarah has also been valued for the mentorship and guidance she has provided to our junior lawyers.

    Kirsten Clayton

    Head of Legal, Contact Energy

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