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‘Sophie represents us in a professional and proactive manner. She has excellent client care skills, engages in case management discussions with me before the case is heard and promptly sends her Attendance Note following the hearing’. Christiana Ajilore, Lawyer, Hackney Council (June 2019)
Sophie has a diverse family law practice representing clients in a range of proceedings from care and child arrangements to financial remedies. She has represented clients at final hearing in both care and private law proceedings and has been involved in cases involving issues of capacity, foreign embassies and inherent jurisdiction. She has also represented a respondent in contested divorce proceedings.
Sophie has been involved in several adoption proceedings, including proceedings concerning the legality of adoption where the adoptee was 18 years old.
Sophie is a Panel Member of Advocate, formerly the Bar Pro Bono Unit, which provides free legal representation to clients who are not eligible for legal aid and cannot afford representation.
Sophie is listed on the Metropolitan Police Legal Services Panel of Barristers dealing with Family Matters.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Sophie worked for almost two years as a paralegal for Hornby and Levy Solicitors, a specialist family law firm based in South London. She worked on cases involving several different areas of family law including TOLATA, child abduction and Schedule 1 of the Children’s Act 1989.
While studying for the BPTC, Sophie also volunteered at the Personal Support Unit and supported litigants in person in both the Royal Courts of Justice and the Central Family Court.
“Section 9(6B) of the Children Act 1989 – what is its purpose?”, Family Law Week, July 2019. This article considers Section 9(6B) of the Children Act 1989 and its present and future role in care proceedings.
“Ending a marriage in the 21st century, a look beyond no fault divorce”, Family Law Week, June 2018. This article looked beyond the question of no fault divorce to consider what other aspects of divorce law are in need of reform.
“Psychological Assessments: a brief guide to choosing a psychological expert”, Family Law Week, September 2020. Sophie Crampton offers guidance on when to instruct a psychologist and how to choose a suitable one for your case.
University College London – Psychology BSc (Hons) – 1:1
University of Law, Guildford – GDL, Distinction
University of Law, Bloomsbury – BTC, Very Competent