Sophie Clarke

Solicitor

Sophie Clarke

Solicitor

I studied Law as an undergraduate at the University of Exeter, where I was Vice President of the university law society.

After graduating with a First class degree and a number of academic prizes, I went on to complete the Legal Practice Course with Distinction. I subsequently trained as a solicitor at a large international commercial law firm and, after qualifying, worked for one year at another large international law firm as an Associate in the firm’s Corporate team. Most recently, I obtained a Master of Laws degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Nottingham, achieving a Distinction and the award of Best Graduating Master’s Student. Whilst completing my Master’s, I carried out case work for a criminal appeals charity and edited for publication volumes of the ‘Yearbook of the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment’.

My training and experience at prestigious commercial law firms has provided me with invaluable knowledge and skills which I am able to transfer to my work as a solicitor at Carson Kaye. In particular, I endeavour to apply critical analysis, meticulous attention to detail and excellent client care in all of my cases.

I have always been interested in crime, justice and human rights and my move into criminal law reflects my natural inclinations. The fact that the work of a criminal lawyer can affect lives – whether an individual’s freedom or search for justice – is, to me, both motivating and humbling. Criminal defence lawyers have a responsibility to seek to ensure that their clients are rigorously represented and that criminal justice is delivered. I find this deeply rewarding and it continues to drive me to pursue the highest standards in all areas of my work.

In my spare time, I enjoy catching up with family and friends, running and playing tennis at my local tennis club.