Sophie Smith Holland

Year of Call: 2015

Inn: Middle Temple

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Sophie regularly acts on behalf of Local Authorities, parents, extended family members, intervenors and children through their Children’s Guardian. Sophie is familiar with representing vulnerable clients (including those with learning disabilities, mental health conditions or other difficulties and disabilities). Sophie has particular experience of cases concerning abusive behaviour (including sexual, physical, emotional, psychological, financial abuse and coercive control) non-accidental injury and chronic neglect.

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)