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 facilitating connections between NGO and social enterprise members and law firms providing pro bono support.

Languages spoken: English English

Sarah joined the Thomson Reuters Foundation in April 2016. She handles legal pro bono projects from TrustLaw’s community of NGOs and social enterprises and assists with the publication and distribution of cross-border research programmes. Sarah’s specialism is land and property rights and she also works on other Foundation initiatives, including the Bankers Alliance and Stop Slavery Awards.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Sarah worked in private practice as a corporate lawyer with McCann FitzGerald, a leading Irish law firm. She has also gained experience working in-house as a legal secondee at two aircraft asset management firms in Dublin and Sydney. Her experience working in not for profit sector includes interning at the Irish Human Rights Commission and the Free Legal Advice Centres in Dublin, as well as 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 stagaire with the Political Division of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Sarah is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and an Irish qualified solicitor. 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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