Sophie has extensive experience of a range of hearings in the criminal courts, from trials to Proceeds of Crime Act applications. She is known for her ability to quickly grasp the issues in each case, for her sensible advice, and for her care and attention to detail. Sophie has experience of handling vulnerable witnesses and conducting youth trials and has shown herself to be at ease dealing with sensitive areas such as sexual assault. Sophie is well regarded for her approachable and realistic manner, and her ability to put clients at ease.
In addition Sophie regularly defends road traffic offences. She has a firm technical understanding of the complexities of the law in driving offences. She is able to provide realistic advice to clients and has a fantastic success rate in minimising penalties for driving offences.
Sophie is a Grade 2 CPS Prosecutor.
Sophie has valuable experience in regulatory law, including Health and Safety prosecutions, licensing, animal welfare prosecutions and disciplinary action by professional bodies.
Sophie has quickly developed a strong civil practice, and accepts instructions across a full range of civil law. She regularly acts on behalf of Housing Associations in anti-social behaviour and possession proceedings. She also has extensive experience in personal injury and professional negligence actions, acting on behalf of both claimants and defendants. Sophie is a seasoned advocate, but is equally comfortable accepting paperwork instructions.
Employment & Equality
Sophie accepts instructions in all aspects of employment law. She has a thorough understanding of the working of Employment Tribunals, and a strong grasp of the law.
Local Government & Public Law
Sophie accepts instructions in Immigration Law, Licensing, Inquests and Housing Law.
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