Sarah Bartholomeusz

Corporate lawyer, best-selling author, TEDx speaker.


Sarah Bartholomeusz is the Founder, CEO of the virtual law firm You Legal, giving peace of mind to growing businesses at all stages of their lifecycle. She knows her way around businesses, inside and outside the boardroom. Her passion is to provide leaders with the confidence and certainty to make bold decisions.

Current Work

Sarah is the Chair of the not-for-profit the Catalyst Foundation, an inclusive, independent and charitable organisation seeking to improve the lives of all South Australians in the areas of Ageing, Disability, Lifestyle, Employment, Business and Learning. She also serves on the South Australian Government’s Education Standards Board, and is the Asia Pacific Governance Director for the global not-for-profit, The Entrepreneur’s Organisation.

In 2019 her Podcast, Accountants on Purpose, was launched, showcasing inspiring stories of Accountants who are leaders in their field. On the Podcast they discuss what makes them tick, how they got to where they are, and what they do for their teams, their clients, and the world.

Previous Experience

Law: Sarah Bartholomeusz has worked as a lawyer in Australia for the past 15 years. She has worked for top tier law firms and inside two top ASX listed companies. In 2013 she founded You Legal, a new category of law firm, that aims to provide clients with easy and transparent access to legal talent in a more flexible, cost effective and efficient manner.

Education: In addition to her B.A. and LL.B from the University of Adelaide, Sarah has a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia Ltd, of which she is a Fellow. Sarah completed the AICD Company Directors Course in 2017, and is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Directors and a Member of the Law Society of South Australia.

Awards: Sarah’s insight into the way legal services are transforming was recognised in 2015 when she won the South Australian Telstra Business Women’s Award in the Start-Up category. She was also awarded the Lawyer’s Weekly, Women in Law Awards ‘Thought Leader of the Year Award’ for 2016.


Talking Points
5 Simple Steps To Legally Protect your Medical Practice
5 Simple Steps To Legally Compliant Marketing for Medical Practitioners
5 Simple Steps To Legally Compliant Social Media for Medical Practitioners
Building a Rock Solid Foundation Documents all Business Owners Need & Key things to look out for
Contractor v Employee Doctors: A Guide for Medical Practitioners
MBS: The Holy Grail of Productivity
Privacy & Consent for Medical Practitioners
Street Wise: How to Manage Risk like an Underworld Boss
You Legal's Story
Directors Duties & Agreements Your Practice Needs