Blackfords LLP

Sophie Payne

Trainee Solicitor

Sophie joined the Criminal Defence Team in our Woking office in August 2016 having graduated from the University of Manchester in 2015 with an Degree in Law with Criminology.

Sophie monitors all cases at the pre-charge police station stage and dedicates much of her time to liaising with the relevant parties to ensure that clients are given the necessary support and guidance required at this pivotal stage in their case.

Sophie assists clients with all new enquiries, whether it relates to arranging legal assistance at the police station, or representation for ongoing court proceedings. Sophie is passionate about ensuring that clients are given the appropriate legal advice they require for the stage of their case, and will explore all avenues to ensure funding is put into place so that our clients receive the assistance they need.

In addition, Sophie assists senior lawyers within the team with all aspects of case preparation including attending conferences and court hearings.

Sophie is a fully qualified Police Station Representative.

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