About Sophie Firth
Sophie became a tenant in October 2016. Her pupillage was supervised by James Murphy and Andrew Sugarman.
Under the supervision of James Murphy, Sophie developed an excellent grounding in employers’ liability and assisted with a number of catastrophic injury, industrial disease and fatal accident cases. With Andrew Sugarman, she gained experience of clinical negligence and employment law, including delivering part of a lecture on whistleblowing.
Since being on her feet, Sophie has dealt with road traffic, credit hire and EL/PL cases and is currently involved in an inquest. She also has a developing employment practice, with experience of unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistleblowing claims.
Before starting pupillage, Sophie initially worked as a County Court Advocate and then as a credit hire paralegal at Lyons Davidson Solicitors. She also volunteered for the Personal Support Unit, a charity which assists litigants in person.
|Education:||2009: BA (Hons) English, University of Cambridge (First). 2013: GDL, BPP Law School Leeds (Distinction). 2014: BPTC, BPP Law School Leeds (Very Competent).|
|Appointments:||2009: Rosemary Murray Scholarship (awarded to students who achieve first-class degrees). 2012-2014: Inner Temple GDL and BPTC Exhibition Awards, BPP Law School Cohen Scholarship.|