Sophie specialises exclusively in clinical negligence work in a wide variety of areas. She feels passionate about securing compensation for patients who have suffered life changing injuries through negligent treatment and who desperately need that compensation to be able to rebuild their lives. Sophie firmly believes that litigation is an essential form of regulation that improves patient care and can prevent the same mistake from being made twice. She actively engages with her opponents to seek confirmation of what changes have been made to improve systems, processes and patient safety.
Sophie has a special interest in cases involving delays in diagnosis of cancer, negligent surgery, obstetric mismanagement, avoidable amputation and injuries resulting in death. As well as running her own caseload, Sophie works with Stephen Webber (Head of Claimant Division) on complex cases including brain injury cases as well as secondary victim psychiatric injury, still birth and spinal injury claims.
Sophie delivers an empathetic and dedicated approach and is conscious of the traumatic experiences her clients have often been through. She is also conscious of how daunting the legal process can be and strives to deliver clear and straightforward advice to her clients without the legal jargon.
Trained at Hugh James: 2009
Qualified at Hugh James: 2011
Return to Hugh James: 2015
Promoted to Associate: 2016
“Hugh James was recommended to me by a relative.
My solicitor was both professional and compassionate throughout my negligence case and guided me throughout the procedure. From the beginning she kept me up to date with developments and was always reachable to answer my questions.
I really appreciated the kindness shown to me during what was a very difficult time for me and I would not hesitate to recommend the firm to anyone that is unfortunate enough to find themselves in a similar situation to myself.”
Delwin Laxton, July 2017
“A big thank you to Hugh-James for all the hard work and support you have given me while fighting my case over the last few years.
I would recommend your company to anyone that needs a good solicitor .
Once again a big thank you!”
~ Paul Barr