Before joining the Bar, Sophie has considerable experience in the charity-sector. She completed a two-year legal fellowship at the not-for-profit Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama, representing death row prisoners in both state and federal courts. She also challenged the incarceration of terminally ill prisoners and was part of the team that successfully challenged sentencing of children to whole-life sentences at the US Supreme Court, Graham v Florida, 560 U.S.48
In 2009, she joined Reprieve UK, and was later appointed Deputy Director of the Death Penalty Team. Sophie worked regularly with US legal teams and European diplomats, advising on domestic and international law relating to capital punishment and consular assistance.
In 2014, Sophie became the founding director of the Centre for Criminal Appeals, a not-for-profit law firm that sought to overturn miscarriages of justice.
Sophie undertakes substantial pro bono work for Refugee Legal Services- Athens, Bail for Immigration Detainees, RAMFEL and Joint Enterprise Not Guilty by Association.