Sophie joined the team in September 2020 following qualification into post however also spent several months working for the team during her traineeship.
In her qualified role, Sophie now focuses on the representation of clinicians in clinical negligence claims and regulatory investigations. Sophie has attended various hearings in both the sheriff courts and Court of Session as well as regulatory hearings before the General Medical Council and General Dental Council. She has also attended Fatal Accident Inquiries and two high profile public inquiries, having often carried out preparatory work for the same.
Sophie understands that the individuals she represents are often experiencing one of the most challenging periods in both their professional and personal lives. Her goal is to make this experience as stress-free as possible by providing a non-judgemental space for discussion and practical advice aimed at resolving the matter as quickly and efficiently as possible.
During her traineeship with BTO, Sophie also gained experience in the litigation and health & safety/regulatory teams within the firm. Her knowledge of criminal law in particular has provided her with an understanding of the criminal implications associated with allegations being made in a civil context.
Sophie is a member of the Scottish Young Lawyers Association and regularly attends their events. In her spare time she enjoys meeting up with family and friends and skiing when the opportunity arises!