Sarah joined Leigh Day as a paralegal in the international department in January 2021. She started her training contract with Leigh Day in September 2022. She works in Richard Meeran’s team and is supervised by Jonny Buckley.
Prior to joining Leigh Day, Sarah worked in several NGO, paralegal and researcher roles in South Africa, Australia, Zambia and the UK.
Sarah obtained an LLB from the University of Warwick in 2011. She completed a MA in international development from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex in 2016 and recently obtained a distinction in the LPC.
Sarah is a member of the firm’s Women’s Committee.
The 2022 Men’s World Cup – it is not enough to pay lip service to human rights in Qatar
Sarah Gibbons, Richard Meeran and Harminder Bains discuss the many criticisms of the World Cup host state of Qatar in the context of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the lack of significant action to affect meaningful change in the host state.
COP27 and beyond: Financing Loss and Damage from Climate Change
Katharina Theil, solicitor and trainee Sarah Gibbons, in the international team, discuss the calls to provide financial assistance to address loss and damage, a key agenda item in the UN Climate Change Conference in Egypt, as well as other legal routes in the fight for climate justice.