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Sally Westlake



+61 (02) 8005 3077



Sydney, Australia

Level 30, 133 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

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About Sally

Sally Westlake is a commercial lawyer specialising in disputes and litigation. Following an impressive background in transactional and advisory work for the media and entertainment industries, she has niche expertise in intellectual property, privacy, and defamation.


Leveraging her acumen across a range of commercial matters and industries, Sally is a fierce advocate for her clients committed to achieving their best outcomes.


"The team at BlackBay Lawyers are practical problem solvers who genuinely help their clients through their advice. I am thrilled to grow my practice alongside such brilliant minds."

- Sally Westlake, BlackBay Lawyers

Practice Focus

Sally excels in the following key areas:​

  • Commercial litigation & dispute resolution

  • Intellectual Property, copyright and trademarks

  • Media law & clearance advice

  • Corporations law & litigation

  • Defamation litigation & reputation management

  • Entertainment law for music, visual art, film & television

  • Contract negotiation, drafting & advice

  • Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property licensing & facilitation


  • High-profile individuals and celebrities: providing strategic and practical advice for contracts, reputation management and crisis communications

  • Corporations law: negotiating and drafting complex investment and shareholders agreements, advising on directors duties and corporate solvency

  • Intellectual Property: high value and complex licencing arrangements on behalf of rights holders and purchasers in technology and creative spaces

  • Creative industries: advising clients in the niche and nuanced arts and entertainment industries

  • Advertising: clearance and risk advice for big and disruptive ideas

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