Sophie is an Associate in our Media & privacy team. Her primary expertise is in defamation, privacy and media-related litigation with a particular emphasis on social media and online reputational issues. Sophie also advises on data protection and data privacy matters in line with the General Data Protection Regulation and has general commercial disputes experience.
Sophie has successfully concluded disputes involving internet publications, including removing defamatory comments from websites, removing links from search engines and identifying individuals that publish defamatory comments online but seek to hide behind anonymous pseudonyms.
Sophie has represented a number of claimants in the phone hacking litigation against News Group Newspapers Ltd., the publisher of The Sun and the now defunct News of The World, and against Mirror Group Newspapers Ltd., the publisher of the Daily Mirror, the Sunday Mirror and the People.
Sophie trained at Collyer Bristow and qualified in September 2014. Before joining Collyer Bristow Sophie studied history at Oxford University, graduating in 2009. She then completed the GDL and LPC and spent 11 months working as a paralegal in a City firm.
Qualification date: 2014
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