Sophie Canning

Barrister (Call Date: 2019)
Sophie Canning

Sophie was brilliant, very eloquent and had a professional manner”

Client, February 2023

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.
Sophie is regularly instructed on Children Act matters, acting for local authorities and parents alike. Sophie also has experience in dealing with non-molestation orders and occupation orders.
Sophie also accepts instructions in financial matters, and has experience dealing with FDAs, FDRs and final hearings.


Sophie has experience across a broad range of civil matters, including small claim trials and possession hearings for residential landlords and local authorities. 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 has experience dealing with criminal matters, including both prosecuting and defending in the Magistrates’ Courts and dealing with probation matters in the Crown Court.

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.