Sophie is a sought-after advocate with extensive trial experience, focussed in particular on serious violence and organised crime.
She is regularly instructed on high profile cases, both led by King’s Counsel and as a junior alone.
Sophie is recognised for her diligence and organisation, and her ability to marshal large volumes of material. She is known for her intelligent and analytical approach to cases.
She robustly defends her clients, tailoring her approach to the individual case and client.
Sophie is also proficient in matters involving expert evidence, including medical experts, financial experts, forensic experts and expert evidence concerning mobile phone data.
Sophie is a Level 3 CPS Prosecutor.
Notable Crime cases
R v RK (2023) Leicester
Instructed in a high-profile double murder, known as the “TikTok Murder Trial”. The case required careful consideration of expert evidence and delicate handling of co-defendant evidence. Led by King’s Counsel.
R v HA (2023) St Albans
Instructed in a murder trial where the defence was loss of control. Led by King’s Counsel.
R v HS (2023) Maidstone
Representing a highly vulnerable young man who stabbed an off-duty police officer.
R v KL (2023) Maidstone
Defending in a complex rape trial. The case required analysis of large amounts of unused and third party material, and significant preparation ahead of careful witness handling. Led by King’s Counsel.
R v HT (2023) Bristol
Representing a defendant charged with conspiracy to import, export and supply “Spice” on a very significant scale.
R v LH (2022) Lewes
Representing the second defendant in a conspiracy to export significant quantities of Class A and Class B drugs to the USA and Australia. The case involved large volumes of phone material and cell site data.
R v Z (2022) Cardiff
Secured an acquittal for a man accused of rape and intentionally inflicting grievous bodily harm on his partner.
R v AH (2021)
Defending a man accused of section 18 GBH and rape of his partner, and assault of a child.
R v LD (2020)
Prosecution of a prolific indecent exposure offender.
R v GA (2016)
Secured acquittal as junior counsel in a multi-handed rape case.
R v LH (2021)
Successfully defending a young male accused of section 20 GBH, involving sensitive handling of young witnesses.
R v AM (2021)
Appearing for the prosecution in the Court of Appeal on an appeal against sentence by a defendant accused of breaching his restraining order.
R v LW (2019)
Successful defence of a young male accused of assaulting his 4 year-old stepson. The case required cross-examination of a medical expert and handling a vulnerable child witness.
R v TH (2018)
Junior counsel on an attempted murder, involving five co-defendants, acting for the first defendant.