Sarah-Jane Dobson

Associate

+44 (0) 20 7556 4432
sdobson@cooley.com

Sarah-Jane Dobson is a Legal 500-‘Next Generation Lawyer’ and ‘Rising Star’ international products lawyer. With a dual degree in Science/Law (Biomedical Science, with Honours) she is uniquely placed to provide strategic advice that reflects a deep understanding of the technical underpinnings of her clients’ product law issues, especially in cosmetics, chemicals, medical devices and food. Her experience working in seven jurisdictions (Australia, Switzerland, Scotland, the Netherlands, Germany, England and the USA) and within various different types of organisations (including in-house at Silicon-valley headquartered leading international tech company and at a UN court) means she is adept at complex multi-jurisdictional, multi-lingual matters. . With this background, Sarah-Jane works as a trusted advisor to her clients to provide commercially-focused litigation and regulatory advice in a broad range of sectors across the product life cycle. She is embedded in policy work, including Brexit and regulation for innovative products. She currently serves on pre-eminent Defense Research Institute (DRI)’s Product Liability Steering Committee.

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Education

  • The College of Law
    Diploma of Legal Practice, 2013

  • The University of Queensland
    BA Science/Laws, Honours
    2012


Admissions & Credentials

Queensland, Australia

Memberships

  • International Bar Association

  • Defense Research Institute

  • Product Liability Forum – British Institute of International and Comparative Law

  • International Consumer Products Health and Safety

Rankings & Accolades

    Sarah-Jane is recognised as a “Rising Star” (2019), “Next Generation Lawyer” (2018) and for her “internal mandates” (2017) for her product liability defendant work in the Legal 500 UK.

Contact

+44 (0) 20 7556 4432 office
sdobson@cooley.com

Dashwood
69 Old Broad Street
London, UK EC2M 1QS