Why Modern Legal

At Modern Legal, we want to give clients the opportunity to engage directly with an experienced lawyer who can provide them with practical advice. We provide our legal services at a lower cost by keeping our overheads low, working flexibly and using technology.  

About Sarah McLeod

Sarah (Cordina) McLeod founded Modern Legal in 2016 and has over 14 years’ experience in employment law and disputes. Sarah has worked in a variety of legal settings including large national law firms in Australia, international law firms and boutique practices in London, the state and federal regulators in Western Australia and most recently as a partner at a boutique employment law practice in West Perth.


Throughout her career Sarah has worked for a variety of clients including individuals, government bodies, not for profit organisations, small businesses and multinational companies. It has been Sarah's varied experience which has helped her develop ways to modernise legal services.  

Sarah is an experienced workplace investigator and gained experience with complex investigations while working as a Senior Lawyer at the Fair Work Ombudsman. Sarah regularly conducts workplace investigations in relation to allegations of bullying, harassment, discrimination and inappropriate behaviour in the workplace.  Sarah's approach focuses on the importance of procedural fairness while also being sensitive to the impact of investigations on individuals and the workplace. 

Sarah McLeod - Principal Lawyer