OUR PUPILS

The largest set of barristers in Northampton, providing specialist representation and advice in all aspects of Family Law across the Midlands and the South of England.

  • Paris Stokes
    Paris Stokes
    Call to the Bar: November 2020
Paris Stokes
Call to the Bar: November 2020

01604 210 979

Call to the Bar: November 2020

Inn of Court: Gray’s Inn

Education: Bar Professional Training Course with LLM in Legal Practice, BPP University (Outstanding and Distinction)

Law and Criminology, the University of Sheffield (First Class Honours)

Scholarships and Awards:
Harmsworth Scholarship, Middle Temple, 2019

Excellence Award, BPP University, 2019

Academic Excellence Scholarship, the University of Sheffield, 2017

Background:
Paris is currently in her 2nd six of pupillage working under the supervision of Hannah Mettam.

Prior to joining Senate House Chambers, Paris volunteered in a criminal law firm, which included attending client conferences, police station interviews and Court hearings. Paris has also dedicated a lot of her time to Pro Bono work, including working on criminal appeals and educating the public on their legal rights.

  • Sophie Laurence
    Sophie Laurence
    Call to the Bar: November 2020
Sophie Laurence
Call to the Bar: November 2020

01604 210 979

Call to the Bar: November 2020

Inn of Court: Inner Temple

Education: LLM Legal Practice (Barristers), BPP University – Distinction.  Including the Bar Professional Training Course – Very Competent
Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP University – Commendation
Master of Arts in Victorian Literary Studies, Durham University – Merit
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Royal Holloway, University of London – 2:1

Scholarships and Awards:
Sweet and Maxwell Scholarship, Inner Temple, 2021
Dean of the Law School Scholarship, BPP University, 2018
Postgraduate Scholarship, Durham University, 2016
Academic Scholarship, Royal Holloway, University of London, 2013

Languages:
Mandarin – intermediate

Background:
Sophie is currently in her 1st six of pupillage working under the supervision of Hena Vissian.

Prior to joining Senate House Chambers, Sophie worked as a County Court Advocate for Quest Legal Advocates, attending Infant Approval Hearings for children’s personal injury compensation claims.

Sophie completed pro-bono work as a Student Legal Adviser at the BPP London Family Legal Advice Clinic. Sophie provided free legal advice to members of the community on family law issues including divorce, relocation and child arrangement disputes.

After university, Sophie lived and worked in Shanghai and has since continued her studies in Mandarin.

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