Sarah Dalziell-Clout

LLB (Hons), BSC

Juno Lawyer

Wellington

Sarah Dalziell-Clout | Juno Legal | Lawyer

Capability

I am an astute and pragmatic commercial and corporate lawyer with in-house experience across range of industries including banking, IT and telecommunications, logistics and high performance sport. I've also held leadership roles outside of the law, including leading a global team and international high performance (sporting) programme. 

I place emphasis on understanding the context and industry of those I'm supporting. I enjoy developing new relationships and understanding team dynamics. I pride myself on providing timely professional advice that is tailored to the circumstances and solutions-focused.

Juno Clients

Silver Fern Farms Limited, NZ Post, High Performance Sport NZ, Fisher & Paykel Appliances, Cello

Before Juno

Equestrian Sports New Zealand | High Performance Director 
Alcatel-Lucent | Legal and Contract Management 
Gen-I | Senior Commercial Advisor 
Lloyds TSB Bank plc | Legal Adviser - IT & Operations Legal
Minter Ellison Rudd Watts | Solicitor
Brookers Legal Publishing | Case Summariser
Minter Ellison Rudd Watts | Summer Clerk

Areas of expertise

  • IT, Telecommunications, Technology & Operations
  • Contract and commercial law
  • Governance
  • Leadership and management
  • Strategy and planning
  • High performance sport

Governance/Community

Eventing Wairarapa (Inc) committee member since 2018: Current Chair, former Vice President and Secretary.
Former Event Riders Association (NZ): Founding Member

  • Sarah was an exceptional fit for our team. She joined us to backfill the role of a member of the team who was working fulltime on a strategic project. We frequently had to remind ourselves that, sadly, Sarah wasn't a permanent member of the team. When her contract ended (after many extensions), I had colleagues across the business come to me aghast that I hadn't managed to keep her with us forever! Sarah brought a pragmatic, solutions-based approach to her work. Her experience advising on large, complex IT contracts was invaluable. Sarah's work was always of exceptional quality, delivered in a timely and easy-going manner. She is extremely astute and can spot those issues that need a broader conversation, and those which require a more low-key, risk-based response. She was "one of us" through the vicissitudes of Covid lockdowns and beyond.

    Rachel Young

    Head of Legal, NZ Post

  • Sarah joined our team remotely and I really appreciate the work that she put in to support us at a very busy time. She worked well independently, in what was difficult circumstances to operate in. She was able to ease the pressure which was brilliant.

    Ruth Sullman

    Manager Legal Services, Fisher & Paykel

  • Sarah has a friendly, approachable style and was quickly able to develop strong relationships across the organisation. She's hard-working, practical and efficient, which has made her a hugely valued and respected asset on the legal team. She's interested and engages well across all areas of the organisation, which helps to deepen her understanding of our context - but she's also able to step back and highlight opportunities to streamline and simplify processes and documentation. She's a trusted sounding board and just an all-round gem.

    Neena Ullal

    General Counsel, High Performance Sport NZ

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