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Crown Office Chambers welcomes three new tenants

Crown Office Chambers is delighted to welcome Sophie Ashford, Bradley John-Davis and William Lacey as our newest tenants, after successful completion of their pupillage.

Sophie Ashford

Sophie is developing a broad practice across the span of Chambers’ core areas, with an emphasis on insurance, professional negligence, commercial disputes, property damage, inquests and inquiries, criminal regulatory and personal injury.

Prior to joining Chambers, Sophie was a judicial assistant to Dame Victoria Sharp, President of the King’s Bench Division in the Court of Appeal. She also trained as a commercial solicitor at White & Case in their London and Singapore offices, spending a year in Commercial Disputes on both arbitration and civil litigation cases, six months on secondment in-house at Nestle and six months in the Financial Restructuring and Insolvency team.

To view Sophie’s profile, please see here.

Bradley John-Davis

Bradley accepts instructions across all of Chambers’ core areas of practice, with a particular interest in insurance and reinsurance, construction, commercial matters, professional negligence, property damage, and personal injury.

Bradley holds a first-class degree from Merton College, Oxford, in Modern Languages & Literature (French & Spanish). He achieved a distinction at GDL and Outstanding in the Bar Course, for which he was also awarded a Queen Mother Scholarship by Middle Temple. He completed an LLM alongside the Bar Course and was given a distinction for his dissertation on contractual construction.

To view Bradley’s profile, please see here.

William Lacey

William accepts instructions across Chambers’ core areas of practice, with an emphasis on insurance and reinsurance, professional liability, commercial disputes,  property damage, inquests and inquiries and personal injury.

William read music at King’s College, Cambridge, taking a First Class degree and being elected Scholar of his college. He later obtained a Distinction on the GDL and an Outstanding on the Bar Course. He was awarded Lord Brougham and Lord Denning Scholarships by Lincoln’s Inn, and a Senior Advocacy Scholar by the University of Law.

To view Williams’s profile, please see here.

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