Sophie Allan

Sophie Allan Inquests 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:
Stephen Loxton
Paul Clarke

Sophie Allan Inquests Barrister

Sophie has appeared in numerous inquests, including inquests following a death at work and those arising from deaths in custody. 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.

Significant Reported Cases

The Nimrod Crash Inquest (Oxford Coroner's Court) (2008).



Sophie is a personal injury specialist and also has a developing interest in public law, particularly Court of Protection work.

In respect of her personal injury practice, Sophie deals with all aspects of serious personal injury and has a particular interest in and experience of occupational disease. She is also a member of the Kings Chambers specialist pain team and has significant experience of coronial law.

Sophie is both robust in court and able to deal sensitively with her lay clients. She is careful and thorough in her approach to her cases and has considerable experience of managing expert evidence, both outside of the courtroom and in cross-examination. She is also experienced in conducting Joint Settlement Meetings.

She was second junior counsel for the Defendants in the Pleural Plaques litigation in both the Court of Appeal and House of Lords.

Year of Call: 2004

Areas of expertise

Personal Injuries Bar Association (PIBA)

Lincoln's Inn

Northern and North Eastern Circuit


University: Newcastle

Degree: BA (Joint Honours) English Language and Literature (first class)

Called: 2004 (Lincoln's Inn)

Scholarships: Hardwicke and Denning Scholarships


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