Sophie Phillips

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Year of call:

2018

Education:

2017 - Newcastle University Law LLB (Hons)

2018 - The University of Law, Leeds BPTC LLM Distinction (Very Competent)

Career:

2018 - Paralegal at Stewarts, Leeds

2020 - Pupil at Park Square Barristers, Leeds

2021 - Tenant at Park Square Barristers

Memberships:

Personal Injury Bar Association

2018 - 2019 - Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

Awards:

2017 - Patrick Dowdeswell Prize for contributions to research in Equity, Newcastle University

Sophie’s work involves a variety of contractual and commercial disputes as well as property disputes.

Sophie regularly represents clients from pre-action stages through to trial and advises on all aspects of individual cases including the prospects of success. She recently acted on behalf of an accountancy firm and was successful in proceedings against an unincorporated association’s employee whereby they were found to be personally liable for the debts incurred by the association.

Sophie has been exposed to a number of commercial and chancery matters through her pupil supervisor, Matthew Smith, who heads the Property Team at PSQB.

She has experience in drafting pleadings in property disputes ranging from rights of way, trespass and nuisance and can advise on the merits of individual cases. She accepts instructions on behalf of claimants and defendants.

Sophie also undertakes interim relief work having recently advised on the prospects of obtaining injunctive relief in a matter concerning a neighbour boundary dispute.

Sophie prides herself on her attention to detail which is particularly pertinent when dealing with the often complex issues which arise from commercial and chancery matters. She has experience of dealing with both lay clients and professional clients in what can sometimes be very challenging situations in order to achieve the best result.

Contact Sophie’s clerks

Business Development Clerk – Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 202 8609

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Sonia Kainth on 0113 213 5207

Before joining chambers, Sophie worked as a catastrophic injury paralegal at a top ranked law firm in The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners focusing on brain and spinal cord injury cases. She regularly assisted with drafting pleadings including Schedules of Loss on behalf of claimants who had suffered catastrophic injuries.

She is able to bring her experience of personal injury claims to the table to ensure her clients are fully advised of all the points in their case.

Sophie has developed a busy personal injury practice and is regularly instructed in credit hire matters undertaking both claimant and defendant work. She has a good practical understanding of this area of law which is aided by her in-depth knowledge of the case law and ensuring she is up to date with all new developments.

Sophie has particular experience in dealing with claims arising from Road Traffic incidents and accepts instructions to draft pleadings and advices on liability and/or quantum. She can work to a short deadline where required.

Contact Sophie’s clerks

Business Development Clerk – Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 202 8609

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Sonia Kainth on 0113 213 5207

Sophie regularly appears in the Magistrates’ Court on behalf of the Prosecution and Defence and has experience of dealing with offences of violence, dishonesty, public order and road traffic offences. Sophie also appears in the Crown Court for a range of hearings including committals for sentence, bail applications and other interim hearings.

Sophie also has experience of dealing with sensitive matters in the Youth Court and prides herself on her client care and ability to deal with vulnerable witnesses. Recently, she represented a youth defendant in a multi-handed trial wherein joint enterprise was a live issue.

Contact Sophie’s clerks

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

Elaine Foster-Morgan on 0113 213 5217

Robyn Nichol on 0113 213 5253

Sophie has experience of both prosecuting and defending in the criminal courts. She is keen to advance her regulatory and public law practice.

Contact Sophie’s clerks

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250