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Hausfeld & Co LLP


Of Counsel


Ingrid Gubbay is a skilled litigator and campaign lawyer with 25 years’ experience and is a driving force behind Hausfeld’s Climate Impact Hub and the lead up to COP26 where she was a speaker at several events.

A highlight of 2021 was her recognition by the Financial Times as ‘one of five trailblazing sustainability leaders’. Their Innovative Lawyers Awards 2021 shortlisted Ingrid for the ‘Sustainable Lawyer’ award because of her substantive work on climate change litigation and for championing the role of lawyers in tackling global warming.

A 2022 highlight was her appointment as a Visiting Research Fellow at BIICL. She now is a member of their climate change and environment expert group in recognition of her contribution to BIICL’s work in this area.

She conducts strategic public/private law litigation, both domestically and internationally, on behalf of communities affected by large scale corporate violations, she initiated the first climate UN Convention of the Rights of the Child complaint which was filed before that Committee and was one of the foundation of members of the Global Climate Litigation network, and is currently instructed by global NGO’s with respect to climate challenges,

Ingrid chairs the Board 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.

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London > Real estate > Environment

The offering at Hausfeld & Co LLP is described as being formed of ‘senior practitioners who have a deep understanding of environmental law’ for whom climate change and environment litigation is a key area of focus. It frequently advises for the claimant in policy and regulation matters against significant and high-profile bodies; a significant portion of such work is carried out pro bono. Its workload is international in scope, and developing in areas involving greenwashing and misrepresentation, finance disputes, and breaches of policy in regard to environmental harm. The ‘very dedicated’ York-based Sarah Moore, ‘leader in the field’ Ingrid Gubbay and Simon Bishop, noted as being ‘a pleasure to work with’, co-lead the team.

London > Public sector > Civil liberties and human rights

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Ingrid GubbayHausfeld & Co LLP

Fielding a team ‘which delivers real ooomph power when it gets to the crunch‘, Hausfeld & Co LLP is a claimant-focused firm which handles cases concerning a plethora of human rights issues, such as the right to food, education and housing; the group has also recently seen an uptick in work related to climate change. Of counsel Ingrid Gubbay leads the offering and is a recognised expert in bringing public and private litigation on behalf of communities affected by large-scale corporate violations. Key contact Wessen Jazrawi recently brought an action on behalf of individuals directly impacted by climate change against the UK government, while Sarah Moore’s practice also confronts human rights issues that intersect with environmental law.