- 26 March 2021
Sophie joined THB as a Trainee Solicitor and became Head of the Mental Health Department in 2019.
Originally from Wales, before joining THB, Sophie was employed as a paralegal at a firm in Cardiff specialising in high value Fraud and Proceeds of Crime matters.
Upon joining the firm, Sophie worked initially in the Crime department obtaining Police Station Accreditation and Duty Solicitor Status. She has also achieved her Higher Rights of Audience in the Criminal Courts enabling her to appear and represent clients in the Crown Court.
However, Sophie felt that Mental Health work was where she wanted to practice and she eventually became an accredited member of the Law Society Mental Health Panel. Sophie regularly represents patients, both adults and children, detained under both civil and criminal sections of the Mental Health Act. She attends CPA meetings, Hospital Managers Hearings and any other professionals meetings where legal representation is required, helping patient to work towards their discharge.
Sophie also regularly advocates at the First Tier Tribunal helping patients to secure discharge and recommendations from the panel.
Sophie does continue to represent clients who are subject to police interviews and ongoing criminal matters if detained in hospital. Sophie’s experience of both Criminal and Mental Health law enables her to give clients subject to both areas the continuity that they often require in these tough circumstances.
- 26 March 2021
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