Sophie is a Solicitor in the Employment and HR team, based in Penrith.
She graduated from the University of Cumbria with a first class degree in law and subsequently achieved a distinction in the postgraduate diploma in legal practice. Sophie completed her training contract at Burnetts, qualifying as a solicitor in September 2018.
Sophie advices on all aspects of employment law and her primary focus is working with schools, colleges and academies within the education sector. However, Sophie also undertakes work for individual and corporate clients.
Her casework includes a variety of matters, including advising on disciplinary, capability and grievance action, restructure and redundancy exercises, settlement agreements and managing employment tribunal claims to name a few.
Sophie was born and raised in Penrith and is a member of Penrith Angling Association and is an executive committee member of the Penrith Chamber of Trade and Commerce.
Sophie continues to maintain links with the University of Cumbria's Law School, delivering talks, presentations and mentoring to students. Outside of work, Sophie is a fitness enthusiast and enjoys fell walking, photography and music.