Sophie Johns

Year of call:2019
Expertise: Crime, Family
Appointments:Level 2 prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service
Memberships:Western Circuit, Criminal Bar Association
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Practice areas

  • General crime
  • Regulatory crime
  • Private children


Sophie has a mixed practice of family and criminal law. Sophie regularly appears in the crown court, where she is equally comfortable prosecuting or defending. She is regularly instructed in trials, bail applications, committals for sentence, appeals and applications under the Proceeds of Crime Act. Her practice covers all areas of criminal law.

Sophie is experienced in private family law cases involving children and allegations of domestic abuse. Sophie’s approachable manner has been praised by both lay and professional clients and has led to considerable demand for her services.

Her organisational skills and attention to detail have become the hallmarks of her practice. Sophie is meticulous in her preparation, which translates into assured persuasive advocacy. Prior to coming to the Bar, Sophie had a career in the NHS as an operational manager.

Sophie is regulated by the Bar Standards Board.

Recent Cases

  • R v M (2024) Prosecuting a man charged with non-fatal strangulation of his partner.
  • R v G (2024) Defending a man with learning difficulties charged with sexual communication with a child.
  • B v T (2024) Representing a mother who applied to vary a recent child arrangements order and raised allegations of physical and sexual abuse towards the children.
  • H v M (2024) Representing special guardians responding to an application from the children’s mother to spend time with them after over 5 years of no contact.
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