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Year of Call: 2004
Sophie undertakes all aspects of personal injury work, including employer and public liability and road traffic accident litigation.
She has a particular interest in industrial disease work and acts for both Claimants and Defendants in claims involving hand arm vibration syndrome, noise induced hearing loss and all types of asbestos-related disease, including receiving regular instructions in cases involving mesothelioma. She also has experience of more atypical "disease" claims, including occupational asthma, dermatitis and carbon-monoxide poisoning. She was second junior counsel for the Defendants in the Pleural Plaques litigation in both the Court of Appeal and House of Lords.
Sophie also has an interest in and experience of claims arising out of military service. In particular, she was instructed as second junior counsel (to Michael Rawlinson) on behalf of a number of the families and dependents of those killed Nimrod XV230 in respect of the coroner's inquest into their deaths.
Sophie acts for both Claimants and Defendants and is happy to undertake work on a CFA basis. She also undertakes CPD-accredited training seminars.
Disease & Toxic Exposure
Insurance Group Litigation
Road Traffic Accidents
Johnston v NEI International Combustion Ltd (2007) 3 WLR 876 (HL) ('The Pleural Plaques Test Litigation')
The Nimrod Crash Inquest (Oxford Coroner's Court) (2008).
Northern and North Eastern Circuit
Junior Counsel to the Crown (Provincial Panel)
Career & Education
Degree: BA (Joint Honours) English Language and Literature (first class)
Called: 2004 (Lincoln's Inn)
Scholarships: Hardwicke and Denning Scholarships