Sandra is a Barrister specialising in injury compensation law, personal injuries damages, administrative law, insurance, industrial, anti-discrimination and coronial law and practicing in most areas of civil law. Prior to commencing practice at the Independent Bar in 2009, Sandra was a partner at Phillips Taglieri, Barristers and Solicitors. She has worked as a lawyer in many areas of civil law, family and commercial law.
Sandra has been a member of the Supreme Court Rules Committee since 2011, a member of the Legislative Review Anomaly Committee of the WorkCover Board of Tasmania since 2007, a lecturer in industrial law at the Legal Practice Course of the University of Tasmania between 2009 and 2014, Commissioner on the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania 2009 to 2012 and was a Trustee of a charitable fund established to assist miners affected by the Beaconsfield Mine disaster in 2006. She was appointed a part-time Member of the Guardianship and Administration Board in 2013 and remains such. In 2013, she was also appointed as a part-time Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and continues in that position.
In 2012-2013 Sandra was the President of Tasmanian Women Lawyers and served as a Board Member of Australian Women Lawyers in 2013. Currently she serves as a Board Member of Netball Tasmania having been appointed in 2012.