Sophia Hurst


Year of Call: 2014

Practice Overview

Sophia has a busy commercial and chancery practice with an emphasis on commercial litigation, fraud, company and financial services. Recently returning to Chambers from a secondment at Agon Litigation in the British Virgin Islands, where she was admitted to the bar, she has a strong interest in transnational disputes. 

Sophia's recent work includes acting (with David Blayney QC and Sophie Holcombe) for the claimants in a group action against British Airways under the GDPR following the theft of customers' data, and appearing (whilst on secondment) in the BVI Commercial Court for the respondents to asset disclosure and worldwide freezing orders in the context of joint venture claims said to be worth c.$1 billion (Renova Industries Ltd & ors v Emmerson International Corporation & ors BVIHCOM 2013/160). Sophia was also instructed in Yukos Finance B.V. & Ors v Stephen Lynch & Ors, one of the Lawyer's Top 20 Cases of 2019. 

Prior to coming to the Bar, Sophia worked in the Commercial team at the Law Commission, and taught contract law at Warwick University. She is a contributing author to Gough on Company Charges  and PLC Corporate: questions for counsel. 

 

News & Events

  • News

    Serle Court receives rankings in the Legal 500 EMEA for UAE expertise

    Serle Court has recently been ranked in the Legal 500's EMEA directory for its work in the Middle East. ... Read More

    News

    Sophia Hurst “Bribery in International Investment Transactions: The bank on the Hook?”

    In an article for Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, titled "Bribery in International Investment... Read More

  • Events

    Simon Gore Insolvency Litigation 2019 Conference

    Location: Grand Fitzrovia Hotel, London Read More

    Events

    Dubai Seminars 2019

    Location: Ritz Cartlon, Dubai International Finance Centre Read More

Education & Qualifications

BA Law with law studies in Europe (first class) - Brasenose College, University of Oxford

BCL (Distinction) - Brasenose College, University of Oxford

Licence droit (mention assez bien) - Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas

BPTC (Outstanding) - University of Law

Appointments

Admitted to the Bar in the British Virgin Islands 2018

Memberships

ComBar
Chancery Bar Association
Secured Transactions Law Reform Project

Languages

French

Scholarships & Prizes

Middle Temple Queen Mother Scholarship and Baron Dr Ver Heyden de Lancey Prize

University of Law Prizes for best overall BPTC student and best performance in Civil Litigation

Barry Nicholas Scholarship and Academic Exhibition, Brasenose College, Oxford

News & Events

  • News

    Serle Court receives rankings in the Legal 500 EMEA for UAE expertise

    Serle Court has recently been ranked in the Legal 500's EMEA directory for its work in the Middle East. ... Read More

    News

    Sophia Hurst “Bribery in International Investment Transactions: The bank on the Hook?”

    In an article for Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, titled "Bribery in International Investment... Read More

  • Events

    Dubai Seminars 2019

    Location: Ritz Cartlon, Dubai International Finance Centre Read More

    Events

    Serle Court International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference in New York

    Location: InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, 111 East, 48th Street, New York 10017 Read More