Ingrid Gubbay is a skilled litigator and campaign lawyer with 25 years’ experience and heads the HR & Environmental team. 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 conducts strategic public/private law litigation and advice, both domestically and internationally, on behalf of communities affected by large scale corporate violations. Ingrid frequently comments on legal innovations in the field of Business and Human Rights.
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 legal trustee of the Dutch environmental social enterprise ‘Sea Rangers’, which professionally trains and empowers unemployed youth to work with nations to protect their marine environments
In March 2022, she was appointed Visiting Research Fellow by BIICL.
The Financial Times 2021 Innovative Lawyers Awards shortlisted Ingrid for the 'Sustainable Lawyer' accolade because of her substantive work on climate change litigation and for championing the role of lawyers in tackling global warming. 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 regularly acts for a wide range of organisations, including WWF, Avaaz, Client Earth, climate activists and campaigners in the area of gender justice.
B.A. (Dist), University of NSW, Australia
Advanced International Human Rights Law, LSE, 2005
EU Law, Kings College London, 2004
LLB, (Dist) University of NSW, 1994
Solicitor, England and Wales
Admitted as a Legal Practitioner in the Federal and High Courts of New South Wales, Australia
Member - EU Competition Group, Law Society UK
Member - Solicitors International Human Rights Group (SIHG), Law Society UK
WHAT OTHERS SAY
The Financial Times 2021 Innovative Lawyers Awards
The FT highlighted Ingrid as one of five trailblazing sustainability leaders. They shortlisted Ingrid for this award because of her substantive work on climate change litigation and for championing the role of lawyers in tackling global warming.
Legal 500 UK
Ranked as a 'Leading Individual' - 'Ingrid Gubbay has enormous experience as a litigator in the UK and leads a strong team.' '[Ingrid]'s knowledge of public law, civil liberties, human rights and environmental law coupled with her tactical awareness makes her a formidable litigator and one who you would always want on your side!' - Civil Liberties and Human Rights, 2022
'... experienced litigator.' - Environment, 2022
'... experienced litigator Ingrid Gubbay...' - Civil Liberties and Human Rights, 2021
- The Law Society Legal Excellence Awards 2019 shortlisted the Hausfeld team for the 'Access to Justice' award, commending its work on the ‘Hausfeld, Free Periods and Red Box Project’.
- Ingrid was featured as ‘Lawyer in the News’ for her work on Period Poverty. – The Law Society, January 2019
- Awarded ‘Most Outstanding Achievement in 30 years’ - Legal Aid Commission (NSW) 30th Anniversary, 2009
- Nomination in the ‘In House Lawyer’ category - The Lawyer awards, 2007
WHAT OTHERS SAY
Legal 500 UK, 2022
[Ingrid]’s knowledge of public law, civil liberties, human rights and environmental law coupled with her tactical awareness makes her a formidable litigator and one who you would always want on your side!
Legal 500 UK, 2022
Ingrid Gubbay has enormous experience as a litigator in the UK and leads a strong team.
Legal 500 UK, 2021
...'experienced litigator Ingrid Gubbay'.