5 Essex Court

Sarah Dobbie

Call 2020

Sarah joined 5 Essex Court as a tenant in September 2021 after successfully completing her pupillage.

Prior to pupillage, Sarah worked as a Research Assistant to Jennifer Robinson at Doughty Street Chambers and Jason Pobjoy at Blackstone Chambers. She has also worked as a Legal Advisor for St Andrew’s Refugee Service in Egypt, Graduate Lawyer at international law firm Allens, and volunteer Refugee Field Attorney in Greece.

During her legal studies in Australia, Sarah undertook internships for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Australian Law Reform Commission, and the Office of the International Co-Prosecutors in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, in addition to volunteering for various legal aid agencies. 

Sarah is a Rhodes Scholar, and completed the BCL (Distinction) and MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (Distinction) at the University of Oxford, receiving the Prize for Best Thesis in the latter. She also holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and Bachelor of Arts (International Relations) from the Australian National University, where she studied as a National Merit Scholar. Sarah is admitted as a lawyer by the Supreme Court of New South Wales (Australia).