Barrister

Sophie Crampton

Sophie Crampton

Call 2015

sophie.crampton@4bc.co.uk

020 7832 3200

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.

Sophie has been involved in several adoption proceedings, including proceedings concerning the legality of adoption where the adoptee was 18 years old.

Sophie has contributed to the debate on divorce law reform by publishing an article in Family Law Week. The article, entitled  “Ending a marriage in the 21st century, a look beyond no fault divorce”, looked beyond the question of no fault divorce to consider what other aspects of divorce law are in need of reform. She has also represented a respondent in contested divorce proceedings.

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.

Education

University College London – Psychology BSc (Hons) – 1:1
University of Law, Guildford – GDL, Distinction
University of Law, Bloomsbury – BTC, Very Competent

Memberships

The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
The Family Law Bar Association