Sophie Laurence undertakes work in Public and Private Children Law and Family Law Act matters and has represented Local Authorities, parents, Children’s Guardians and Grandparents. Sophie’s practice includes cases involving:
• Domestic Violence
• Cases involving alcohol and drug misuse, including cases allocated to the FDAC Court
• Mental health
• Special guardianship
• Prohibited Steps Orders and Specific Issue Orders
• Non-Molestation Orders and Occupation Orders
Sophie has worked as a County Court Advocate for Quest Legal Advocates, attending Infant Approval Hearings for children’s personal injury compensation claims.
Sophie completed pro-bono work as a Student Legal Adviser at the BPP London Family Legal Advice Clinic.
Sophie provided free legal advice to members of the community on family law issues including divorce, relocation and child arrangement disputes.
After university, Sophie lived and worked in Shanghai whilst studying Mandarin.
LLM Legal Practice (Barristers), BPP University –
Distinction. Including the Bar Professional Training
Course – Very Competent
Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP University –
Master of Arts in Victorian Literary Studies, Durham
University – Merit
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Royal Holloway,
University of London – 2:1
Sweet and Maxwell Scholarship, Inner Temple, 2021
Dean of the Law School Scholarship, BPP University, 2018
Postgraduate Scholarship, Durham University, 2016
Academic Scholarship, Royal Holloway, University of London, 2013
Mandarin – Intermediate