Sarah Thorner Crossley


  • LLB, BCom (Economics) University of Otago 2008
  • Admitted to the Bar in New Zealand 2009
  • Postgraduate Diploma Media Law, Queen Mary University of London 2017

Sarah is an Associate in Holland Beckett Law’s Commercial and Business Team.

Sarah is able to advise on a wide range of commercial and corporate matters including share and asset transactions, corporate restructures, governance documentation and commercial transactions.

Sarah also specialises in IP and Media law and prior to joining Holland Beckett Law was senior legal counsel at FremantleMedia in London for over five years. While at Fremantle she worked across Entertainment and Scripted deals including financing and development agreements, content acquisitions and distribution arrangements as well as licensing and day-to-day production issues. She also worked in the trade marks team at GlaxoSmithKline in London managing its global corporate trade mark portfolio. Before venturing to London, Sarah worked in Wellington at a boutique M&A firm.

Sarah has recently returned from London with her husband and young daughter and is looking forward to getting to know the Bay of Plenty and reigniting her passion for open water swimming.

Community Activity

  • Member of Women in Film & Television, New Zealand