Sara-Jane Knott


Areas of expertise


Sara-Jane works with insolvency practitioners, security holders and creditors to provide advice on all areas of insolvency, and debt recovery and enforcement.

She acts for liquidators, trustees and creditors in respect to all aspects of personal and corporate insolvency.

Sara-Jane specialises in recovery of secured and unsecured debt, and enforcement of judgments, in particular, bankruptcy and winding up proceedings based on a failure to pay a judgment debt. She also advises a number of large credit providers, including banks, in relation to the enforcement of their securities over both real and personal property.


Sara-Jane’s focus is on providing quick, practical and cost-effective advice.

Examples of her experience include:

  • Obtaining bankruptcy and winding up orders in the Federal Courts;
  • Successfully obtaining summary judgments in the Supreme and Magistrates Court;
  • Defending unfair preference claims by liquidators and trustees in bankruptcy in the Magistrates Court;
  • Appealing the decision of a Registrar of the Federal Circuit Court to dismiss the making of a bankruptcy order; and
  • Successfully negotiating payment of a secured creditor’s debt in priority to other creditors of a bankrupt’s estate.

Sara-Jane is a member of the Law Society of Tasmania Litigation Committee and the Magistrates Court of Tasmania Users Group. She regularly attends the Tasmanian Insolvency Discussion Group, which is organised by ASIC.

She regularly appears in the Federal Courts of Australia and the Supreme and Magistrates Court of Tasmania.

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