Year of Call: 2014
Sophia has a busy commercial and chancery practice with an emphasis on commercial litigation, fraud, company and financial services and contentious trusts litigation. 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.
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
Admitted to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, Territory of the Virgin Islands - October 2018
Registered Part II Practitioner before the DIFC Courts - September 2019
Attorney General Civil Panel Junior Junior’s Scheme
Chancery Bar Association
Secured Transactions Law Reform Project
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