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  • Sophie Clarke
  • Solicitor

Sophie Clarke


Sophie trained and qualified at top commercial law firms and, since joining Carson Kaye, has acquired impressive experience in a wide range of criminal matters. She is recognised as a ‘key lawyer’ by the Legal 500.

Sophie represents clients in cases of gravity and complexity, including homicide, serious violence, drugs conspiracies, death/serious injury caused by dangerous/careless driving, public order, firearms and terrorism-related offences. She also has experience representing clients charged with matters in the Magistrates’ Court, including driving-related offences, and advises clients at the pre-charge and investigative stages of a case.

Sophie is police station and Duty Solicitor accredited and frequently represents clients in the police station and the Magistrates’ Court.

Examples of Sophie’s recent work include the following:

  • Acquittal after trial for a client charged with ‘one-punch’ manslaughter.
  • Advising client charged with murder and conspiring to pervert the course of justice to advance pleas to manslaughter and perverting the course of justice, securing ultimate sentence of nine years’ imprisonment.
  • Representing two young clients accused of being part of a ‘bomb hoax’ conspiracy relating to the placement of improvised devices in a high-profile public location.
  • Acquittal after trial on all counts for a client charged with attempted aggravated burglary and possession of a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life.
  • Representing client said to have leading role in multi-handed class A drugs conspiracy.
  • Defending clients charged with class A drugs conspiracies involving the use of EncroChat handsets.
  • Achieving numerous suspended sentences for clients in cases involving various class A and B drugs supply offences.
  • Securing a plea to simple section 20 GBH and a suspended sentence for a client originally charged with section 18 GBH and racially aggravated section 20 GBH.