Sophia Hurst


Year of Call: 2014

Practice Overview

Sophia is currently on secondment from Chambers at Agon Litigation in the British Virgin Islands, where she is involved in a range of commercial, company and trusts litigation. She was admitted as a barrister of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, Territory of the Virgin Islands in October 2018.

Sophia joined chambers in October 2016 and practices across Chambers' core areas of expertise. She regularly appears in the High Court and County Court, both led and as sole counsel. Recent instructions include acting in the Lehman Brothers administration Waterfall III litigation, acting for the successful defendants in a trial of claims relating to a joint venture (Awan v Patel [2017] EWHC 1951 (Ch)) and acting for a defendant in an unlawful means conspiracy claim for damages of US $170m (Avonwick & ors v Castle & ors).

During pupillage Sophia was supervised by Matthew Morrison, Ruth den Besten, Giles Richardson and Timothy Collingwood and gained experience across the spectrum of Chambers' work.

Prior to joining chambers, Sophia spent a year as a research assistant at the Law Commission for England and Wales, where she was responsible for the Bills of Sale project and involved in the passage through Parliament of the Consumer Rights Act 2015.

Sophia completed her BA and BCL at Brasenose College, Oxford and has taught contract law at Warwick University and jurisprudence at the University of Oxford. Sophia also holds a licence droit (French LLB equivalent) and is professionally fluent in French.

News & Events

  • News

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference 2018

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    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference – New York

    Serle Court hosted another very successful International Trusts and Commercial Litigation conference, this year taking place at the InterContinental New... Read More

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    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference – New York

    Location: The InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, New York Read More

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    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference – New York

    Location: The Peninsula New York Hotel, New York Read More

Education & Qualifications

Brasenose College, University of Oxford: BA Law with law studies in Europe (first class); BCL (Distinction)
Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas: Licence droit (mention assez bien)
University of Law: BPTC (Outstanding)
Middle Temple Queen Mother Scholar, Baron Dr Ver Heyden de Lancey Prize, University of Law Prizes for best overall BPTC student and best performance in Civil Litigation.

Memberships

ComBar
Chancery Bar Association
Secured Transactions Law Reform Project

Languages

Professional fluency in French

Publications

Contributing author to PLC Corporate law: Questions for Counsel

S Hurst, Sham Trusts and Putin's Banker (2018) 33 JIBFL 6

S.Hurst and L.Gullifer, The Bills of Sale Acts: Ripe for Reform? (2013) 11 JIBFL 685

News & Events

  • News

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference 2018

    “…thank you Serle Court for another interesting conference - informative and enjoyable - a great combination!” On... Read More

    News

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference – New York

    Serle Court hosted another very successful International Trusts and Commercial Litigation conference, this year taking place at the InterContinental New... Read More

  • Events

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference – New York

    Location: The InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, New York Read More

    Events

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference – New York

    Location: The Peninsula New York Hotel, New York Read More