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Sophie Ashford

Call 2021


Sophie benefits from experience gained as a pupil supervised by James Sharpe. Examples of her own recent work include acting for the insurer of a large hotel chain in relation to losses suffered by a guest during a stay.

Sophie is instructed as junior counsel by the Claimants in Munícipio de Mariana and others v BHP Group in their class action for damages caused by the collapse of the Fundão Dam in Brazil.

Before joining Chambers, Sophie built up significant experience as a trainee solicitor at a US commercial law firm. For example:

  • Assisting with witness statements and disclosure tasks in a deceit claim arising out of a private equity investment.
  • Assisting with a filing for a worldwide freezing injunction.
  • Sophie’s experience in-house at Nestle has provided her with a very commercial and practical approach to disputes.

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  • BA in History – First Class, Jesus College, University of Cambridge
  • GDL (Distinction), LPC (Distinction) and Bar Transfer Test, BPP University

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