Sarah Farrelly

Legal Manager, Europe, Middle East and North Africa


Sarah joined the Thomson Reuters Foundation in April 2016. As Legal Manager for Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, she handles legal pro bono projects from TrustLaw’s community of NGOs and social enterprises and scopes and manages the development and publication of legal research and guides for the social sector. She also leads workshops for NGOs in collaboration with TrustLaw’s legal members, raising awareness of potential legal issues which non-profits may face. Sarah’s specialism is land and property rights and she also works on other Foundation initiatives, including the Bank Alliance Against Human Trafficking and the Stop Slavery Award.

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.