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Sophie Watson

Called 2021

Sophie commenced her specialist civil law pupillage in October 2021 under the supervision of Leila Benyounes and Colin Richmond.

Prior to pupillage, Sophie studied law at the University of Hull, graduating with first class honours. She then studied a postgraduate degree in law at the University of Leeds, achieving a distinction.

Following her postgraduate degree, Sophie worked as a paralegal at Hempsons. Sophie worked in the Healthcare Litigation Department managing her own case load of pre-action clinical negligence cases on behalf of NHS Resolution.

Whilst working at Hempsons, Sophie studied the Bar Professional Training Course at BPP University. During this time, Sophie was a representative for the Honourable Inner Temple and organised qualifying sessions for students on the North Eastern circuit. Sophie competed in a several competitions, winning the ADR competition and placing as a finalist in the university mooting competition.

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University of Hull Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship

University of Leeds Liberty Scholarship

John L Lambert Prize in Criminal Law and CPS Prize in Criminal Law

Personal Details

LLB Law, University of Hull - First Class (2016)

LLM Criminal Justice and Criminal Law, University of Leeds – Distinction (2018)

Bar Professional Training Course, BPP University - Very Competent (2020)

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Inner Temple

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