Sarah Morton-Ramwell

Level 11 5 Martin Place Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
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Sarah Morton-Ramwell is a partner, and global head of our pro bono practice and social impact programme

With a background in human rights, gender rights and reproductive rights, Sarah leads Ashurst's global pro bono practice and global social impact programme, and is a qualified lawyer in both Australia (NSW) and England & Wales.

Sarah advises leading global and local non-profit organisations, charities, social enterprises and individuals experiencing marginalisation and disadvantage. Sarah sits on the Board of the Australian Pro Bono Centre and the International Bar Association Pro Bono Committee's Advisory Board (and was Pro Bono Committee Chair from 2018-2021). She is also a member of the Centre for Social Impact's Sydney Advisory Council, TrustLaw's Council and ActionAid's Arise Leadership Circle. Sarah also sits on the Business Council of Australia's Indigenous Engagement Taskforce and is Chair of Ashurst's Reconciliation Committee. Sarah is a member of the Association of Pro Bono Counsel and was named in the Institute of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability's first group of fellows in 2016. She is a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and sits on Ashurst's Risk Committee. Sarah helped to create the UK Collaborative Plan, which set an aspirational pro bono hours target for UK firms and aims to improve access to justice for people experiencing disadvantage. Sarah has spoken extensively on pro bono, corporate responsibility and access to justice, and holds a Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge.

Sarah was named as the Qantas Australian Woman of the Year in the UK in 2014. In 2016, Sarah was named as one of the Australian Financial Review and Westpac's 100 Women of Influence, and won the 'Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year' award at the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards.

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