Sarah Farrelly

Legal Officer

Executive summary: Sarah joined the Thomson Reuters Foundation in April 2016 as Legal Officer. She works as part of the TrustLaw legal team in London to manage relations with TrustLaw's lawyers and law firms and facilitates their engagement with the service.

Languages spoken: English English

Sarah joined the Thomson Reuters Foundation in April 2016. She works as part of the TrustLaw legal team, managing the relations of TrustLaw members and facilitating their engagement with the service. She handles the pro bono legal projects from TrustLaw’s community of NGOs and social enterprises, frames and defines the projects, and then connects them with lawyers. She also assists with the publication and distribution of the research carried out as part of cross-border research programmes.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Sarah worked in private practice as a corporate lawyer with McCann FitzGerald, a leading law firm in Ireland. She has also gained experience working in-house as a commercial legal secondee at two aircraft asset management firms in Dublin and Sydney. She gained experience in the legal non-profit sector by interning at the Irish Human Rights Commission and the Free Legal Advice Centres in Dublin, as well as completing an internship during her Masters with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Canberra.

Sarah also gained experience working in government by completing a year long stagaire with the Political Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin. She holds a first class Bachelor of Civil Laws from the University College Dublin (with an exchange year at the University of New South Wales) and a first class Masters degree in Human Rights from the University of Sydney.

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