Sophie Canning

Barrister (Call Date: 2019)
Sophie Canning

Sophie was Called to the Bar in 2019 by The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn. Sophie studied law at the University of Winchester, where she received a First Class law degree, before completing the Bar Professional Training Course at The University of Law, London.


Sophie has experience in all areas of family law including private, public and matrimonial finance. She is regularly instructed on Children Act matters, undertaking DRAs, fact-findings and final hearings. She also has experience in dealing with non-molestation and occupation orders, as well as other ancillary applications.

Sophie also has experience dealing with emergency hearings before the court, such as EPOs.


Sophie has been regularly instructed across a broad range of civil matters.  These include small claim trials, possession hearings for residential landlords and local authorities, MOJ stage 3 and infant settlements. Sophie accepts instructions to advise at the initial stages of proceedings and to draft pleadings and other relevant documents. Sophie accepts instructions in Employment law.


Sophie regularly appears in the criminal courts, including both prosecuting and defending in the Magistrates’ Courts. She is available to deal with a range of Crown Court matters including probation matters.


Other experience:

Prior to commencing pupillage, Sophie worked as a legal adviser at the Child Law Advice Service, gaining experience and advising on Children Act matters, protective injunctions and Education Law. She also advised parents facing public law proceedings on the duties of Children’s Services.

Sophie has also developed her experience by volunteering for Support through Court throughout the BPTC and working as a County Court Advocate.