Ingrid Gubbay is a skilled litigator and campaign lawyer with 25 years’ experience. She has won awards for her ground-breaking cases, both in Australia where she ran test cases and class actions at the legal Aid Commission of NSW and in the UK, where she formerly worked as Principal Campaign lawyer at the NGO Which?.
She currently conducts strategic public/private law litigation and advice, both domestically and internationally, on behalf of communities affected by large scale corporate violations. She regularly acts for a wide range of organisations, including WWF, Avaaz, Client Earth, climate activists and campaigners in the area of gender justice. In April 2019, Ingrid was featured by the Law Society as ‘Lawyer of the Week’ for her work on the successful #PeriodPoverty legal campaign.
She is an active member of the Global Climate Litigation network, a Trustee of Legal Action Network (LAW) which works to bring legal accountability for women living in conflict zones, and a frequent commentator on legal innovations in the field of Business and Human rights.
B.A.(Dist) University of NSW, Australia.
2005 - Advanced international Human Rights Law: LSE.
2004 - EU Law: Kings College London.
1994 - LLB, (Dist) University of NSW.
Solicitor, England and Wales.
Admitted as a Legal Practitioner in the Federal and High Courts of New South Wales, Australia.
Affiliations & Memberships
EU Competition Group: Law Society UK.
Solicitors International Human Rights Group (SIHG): Law Society UK.
Awarded ‘Most Outstanding Achievement in 30 years’: Legal Aid Commission (NSW) 30th Anniversary 2009.
Third place UK ‘In House Lawyer’: The Lawyer awards 2007.
News & Press
Regular BBC TV commentator: ‘Breakfast’, 'Today show’ and : Radio ‘Five Live’ ‘Wake up to Money’.
Tabloids: Financial times, Sunday Telegragh on consumer and human rights law developments.
In April 2019, the Law Society featured Ingrid as ‘Lawyer of the Week’ for her work on the successful #PeriodPoverty legal campaign.
Ingrid Gubbay, "Towards Making Blood Money Visible: Lessons Drawn from the Apartheid Litigation," Making Sovereign Financing and Human Rights Work, Ch. 21, Edited by Bohoslavsky and Cernic, Hart Publishing Ltd, Oxford. June 2014.
Co-authored the UK Civil Justice Council’s Report on UK Collective actions.
Articles in the Consumer Policy Review UK, Global Competition Review, Global Competition Insight.