Barrister Sarah McGuckin

In the latest in our series, profiling Irish and Northern Irish lawyers and jurists who have worked abroad, or are working abroad, we spoke with Sarah McGuckin, from Downpatrick, Co. Down. Sarah began her legal career as a Barrister in Northern Ireland before moving into international development, where she worked on rule of law and human rights issues in Southern Africa, Myanmar and the Balkans. Last year, Sarah moved back home to Ireland and transitioned into the tech sector, where she is currently working for TikTok on their Legal Policy Operations team. Her role is a bridging function between law enforcement and TikTok, to protect users in emergency situations. She’s also involved with IRLI, volunteering on its advisory fundraising sub-committee.

Sarah McGuckin at a legal aid clinic in a rural village in Malawi's Central region, with counterparts from the Malawian Police Service

Sarah McGuckin at a legal aid clinic in a rural village in Malawi's Central region, with counterparts from the Malawian Police Service

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