Sophie Smith Holland

Year of Call: 2015

Inn: Middle Temple

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Sophie is a specialist family law practitioner with a thriving junior practice across all of our family law practice areas, including:

  • Children Private Law
  • Children Public Law
  • Divorce & Financial Remedies
  • Part IV Family Law Act 1996
  • Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989
  • ToLATA 1996

Sophie worked for two years in the family team of a highly respected national law firm assisting on children cases. She also spent a period of time working on public law children cases in the Children’s Services Legal Team at a Local Authority in the South West and volunteering with the National Centre for Domestic Violence.

Professional memberships:

  • Family Law Bar Association (FLBA)
  • Resolution
  • Western Circuit

Qualifications & awards:

  • University of Law BPTC – Very Competent
  • University of Sussex LLB (Hons)
  • “Highly Commended” prize – Bar Council’s Law Reform Essay Competition (2017)
  • Joseph Jackson Scholarship (Major Award) – The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple (2014)
  • Blackstone Entrance Exhibition – The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple (2014)
  • Scholarship – University of Law (2014)
  • Winner – The Crown Prosecution Service Mooting Competition (2013)