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. 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.
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
'experienced litigator Ingrid Gubbay...' - Civil Liberties and Human Rights, 2021
Other highlights include:
- 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, 2021
...'experienced litigator Ingrid Gubbay'.