Direct Access Barrister

Sophie Jayne Evans

Direct Access Barrister

Sophie Jayne Evans

Specialist in criminal and regulatory law.

Sophie has a wealth of experience across the full spectrum of criminal offences. She is able to get to the heart of a case quickly and efficiently.

Sophie has acted as a led junior in cases of attempted murder and rape. As a junior acting alone, she has represented clients accused of serious and organised crime.

She is particularly adept at handling vulnerable defendants. She is able to build a good rapport with witnesses and defendants alike, whilst earning their trust and respect.

She is proficient in matters involving expert evidence, including the handling of medical, forensic and data experts.

Area of Law

Crime

Sophie has extensive experience of trials across the spectrum of criminal offences.

She has acted as a led junior in cases of attempted murder and rape. As a junior acting alone, she has represented clients accused of serious and organised crime, including the exportation of Class A drugs outside the UK, serious sexual offences and serious violent offences.

Sophie has experience of robustly defending those who are vulnerable through age and through mental health.

Sophie is also proficient in matters involving expert evidence, including medical experts, forensic experts and expert evidence concerning mobile phone data.

Regulatory

Sophie regularly acts on behalf of lay defendants and local authorities in licensing matters.

What sort of work do I do?

Sophie prosecutes and defends in the following areas of law:

Criminal Law
Licensing
Regulatory Law

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