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.

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

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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

Mandarin – intermediate

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.

  • Samuel Arksey
    Samuel Arksey
    Call to the Bar: July 2021
Samuel Arksey
Call to the Bar: July 2021

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Inn of Court: Middle Temple

Education: Nottingham Law School, Barrister’s Training Course – Very Competent
Nottingham Trent University, LLB Law – 2:1


Samuel is currently in his 1st six of pupillage, working under the supervision of Charlene Henderson.

Prior to joining Senate House Chambers, and alongside the Barristers Training Course, Samuel worked as a Court Officer at Nottinghamshire Coroner’s Office; he was responsible for assisting the Coroner during inquests, providing emotional support and information to the bereaved families.

During University, Samuel was: a Nottingham Law School Course Representative; an Ambassador for the Deputy Dean’s collaborative forum and the treasurer for the newly formed Court Visit Association Society. He was commended for his work by being awarded the Academic Award of Gold Student Group Leader.

Samuel served five years in the British Army as an Ammunition Technician, a specialist in explosives, bomb disposal and all types of ammunition. As a No. 2 Advanced Explosive Operator, he was the first line of management for junior soldiers and second in command within a bomb disposal team, on emergency response to counter terrorism. During this time, Samuel was deployed on numerous international operations, including the United States, Belize and multiple tours of Afghanistan.

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