Sally McCausland

Based in Sydney, Australia I been advising in the media, arts and entertainment law field for over 20 years. My practice includes prominent production companies, broadcasters, sport and entertainment distributors, creators and cultural and educational institutions based in Australia, the UK, US and Asia.

Prior roles include Corporate Counsel at national public broadcaster SBS, supervising solicitor of the Arts Law Centre of Australia, solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills, and judges associate at the Federal Court of Australia. I served as a board director of Screenrights, the audiovisual copyright collecting society, from 2006-2015.

In 2015 I was appointed a Senior Fellow of the University of Melbourne Law Masters. I regularly lecture at the University of Melbourne and other Australian law schools and at local and international industry seminars. I have researched and published extensively in areas such as copyright and media law reform, fair dealing, orphan works, freedom of expression, privacy and defamation.

 I have provided pro bono services to the Arts Law Centre of Australia since 1994 and in 2017 received one of the Arts Law Centre’s annual pro bono awards. I am currently a member of the Communications & Media Law Association, and of the Privacy and Communications Committee of the Law Society of New South Wales.

I am admitted as a practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the Federal and High Courts of Australia. I hold a First Class Honours arts/law degree from the University of Sydney and a Masters of Law from the University of British Columbia.

About Grove Law Pty Ltd

Since July 2017 McCausland Media & Copyright Law has become a division of  Grove Law Pty Ltd, also incorporating Michael Easton Legal. Michael specialises in music law, film finance and general entertainment law. Learn more by clicking here.