Sarah Hoffman

Sarah Hoffman

Digital Communication

Sarah is passionate about all forms of communication, specifically digital communication, and about educating others in using social media most effectively and safely.

Sarah has over six years of experience in the education sector. Prior to joining The Digital Law Company, Sarah ran the strategic communications and donor relations for African Leadership Academy (ALA), a pan-African leadership academy for talented youth from across the continent. In this role, Sarah crafted communication and stakeholder engagement strategies for ALA’s global network of high profile donors and partners, and also served in a legal advisory capacity. Prior to this, Sarah ran a corporate social investment project for the Peermont Group, bringing innovative educational technology into township schools.

Sarah is an admitted attorney, and completed her articles at Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs where she dealt with a wide range of commercial and litigious matters. Sarah holds a BA and LLB from the University of the Witswatersrand.

At The Digital Law Company, Sarah’s practice areas include reputation management, crisis management, all aspects of social media law and assisting victims of revenge porn and cyberbullying.

When she isn’t working, Sarah enjoys all aspects of food – from cooking to eating – and running – on the road and after her one year old daughter.

Dr Lizzie Harrison

Dr Lizzie Harrison

Social media legal, psychological and health risks.

Dr Lizzie Harrison is a qualified medical doctor from England. She studied medicine at Cambridge University in the UK where she intercalated for a year to complete a BA degree in Neuroscience and Psychology. She completed her medical qualification in 2010, and worked as a doctor for two years in the UK. Her special interest was Paediatrics, and she completed her initial MRCPCH exams in this field.

At this time, Lizzie was dating a South African. They decided to take a brief holiday and to come to South Africa. At the end of the holiday Lizzie refused to go home, and Lizzie and her now fiancee have been living in Johannesburg ever since!

Lizzie has been working with Emma for over two years. She delivers talks on various topics surrounding social media to children, teachers, parents, corporates and medics and is in the process of writing a book with Emma, which will address teens on their use of social media and the issues that arise from this. She has spoken at many schools, corporates and conferences and assists Emma with social media cases. Last year she made submissions to parliament to effect changes in the laws surrounding revenge pornography in South Africa.

She is a passionate educator and speaks about social media legal risks, in addition to the effects of screen time on health, psychological well-being, learning and brain development.