Sophie has extensive experience of trials across the spectrum of criminal offences.
She has acted as a led junior in cases of attempted murder and rape. As a junior acting alone, she has represented clients accused of serious and organised crime, including the exportation of Class A drugs outside the UK, serious sexual offences and serious violent offences.
Sophie has experience of robustly defending those who are vulnerable through age and through mental health.
Sophie is also proficient in matters involving expert evidence, including medical experts, forensic experts and expert evidence concerning mobile phone data.
Sophie is a Level 3 CPS Prosecutor.
Notable Crime cases
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.