Sophie Hurst

Sophie Hurst  Abuse and Human Rights Barrister


36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082


5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123


Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
Paul Clarke
Leanne Martin

Sophie Hurst Abuse and Human Rights Barrister

Sophie has been instructed on behalf of vulnerable adults and public authorities in claims arising from failures to safeguard vulnerable and incapacitated adults and claims arising from Article 5 breaches, following failures to authorise and manage deprivations of liberty. She is able to advise on multiple issues including liability, causation, quantum and settlement negotiations.


Sophie has been a tenant at Kings Chambers since October 2019, having completed her pupillage under the supervision of His Honour Judge Burrows and Richard Livingston.

Sophie practices in all areas of Court of Protection work, including health and welfare and property and affairs cases, as well as matters involving to the Mental Health Act. Sophie also acts in a wide-range of inquests and specialises in those involving mental health and mental capacity issues.

Sophie has a fast-growing public law practice, accepting instructions in Judicial Review proceedings and advising on health and social care matters.

Sophie also accepts instructions in abuse and human rights cases, in particular, failure to safeguard claims and Article 5 breaches arising from failures to authorise and manage deprivations of liberty.

Year of call: 2018

Areas of Expertise

Abuse and Human Rights

Administrative & Public Law

Court of Protection & Mental Health


Serious Injury



The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn

Northern Circuit


Bar Professional Training Course (BPP, 2017-2018) Outstanding

Graduate Diploma in Law (University of Law, 2016-2017) Distinction

BA Hons History (University of York, 2013-2016) First Class, with Distinction


The Prince of Wales Scholarship (Gray’s Inn, 2017)

BPP Excellence Award (BPP University, 2017)

The Graham Beecher Prize (University of Law, 2017)

The David Karmel Scholarship (Gray’s Inn, 2016)

The Chancellor’s Award (University of York, 2016)

The History Award, Valedictorian (University of York, 2016)

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