Sarah Dobson James


Sarah Dobson James

Sarah is the Executive Director of the Global Alliance of Impact Lawyers, a community of legal leaders who are using their careers to have a positive impact on people and the planet, and to accelerate the just transition.

Sarah runs GAIL from the offices of Bates Wells, the first UK law firm to become a B Corp, where she was previously Impact Economy Manager.

Sarah is named one of the top 100 Women in Social Enterprise in the UK and a finalist for the 2023 Rising Star award.

She is a Fellow of On Purpose, the profit with purpose leadership programme. Her career has spanned impact investment at Big Society Capital, as well as improving access to justice in the UK as Head of Trusts at Support Through Court, and in Kenya and Uganda at African Prisons Project.

Sarah was called to the Bar of England and Wales and holds qualifications in Law and English. Outside work, Sarah is a trustee of KDC Theatre, a central London arts charity.

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