Sophie Smith Holland

Year of Call: 2015

Inn: Middle Temple

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Sophie has extensive experience of representing applicants and respondents at all stages of proceedings, from FDAs, preliminary issue hearings, FDRs and final hearings. Sophie is regularly instructed in cases where there are complex issues concerning third-party interests, non-matrimonial property, non-disclosure and enforcement.

Sophie also accepts instructions in relation to applications brought under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 and ToLATA 1996, either as free-standing or concurrent applications.

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)