Personal profile

Sara Carnegie is an employed barrister with over 20 years’ experience working within the criminal justice system. She has spent the majority of her career working within the public sector in collaboration with government ministers, officials, the senior judiciary and law enforcement on a range of justice issues. She has led legal teams for two high profile public inquiries (the Baha Mousa Inquiry and Detainee Inquiry) and her immediate past role was Director of Strategic Policy for the Crown Prosecution Service in England and Wales.

Sara currently leads a team of lawyers running projects at an international NGO. Working with members and external stakeholders including the United Nations (notably the UNODC), the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), World Bank and European Union institutions, issues covered include anti-corruption, Judicial Integrity, Cybersecurity, Whistleblowing, Modern Slavery, Rule of Law, Bullying and Sexual Harassment, Gender Equality and Mental Wellbeing.

Sara has sat in a judicial capacity on the Council of the Inns of Court Disciplinary Tribunal for 7 years (until 2020) and is a member of the National Child Safeguarding Review Panel. She also sits also an Advisory Council member of the International Legal Assistance Consortium and has been invited to act as a trustee for Under One Sky – which works with the homeless.