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Chambers of John Ross QC

LONDON, WC2A 1LF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7092 2900
Fax:
Fax 020 7404 9876
DX:
364 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.1chancerylane.com

Sophie Mortimer

Tel:
Work 020 7092 2900
Email:
1 CHANCERY LANE (Chambers of John Ross QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in professional and clinical negligence, personal injury, police law and travel law. She acts for professional indemnity insurers in a wide variety of matters, including claims for educational negligence. She acts for both claimants and defendants in a large variety of personal injury cases, including employers’ liability and occupiers’ liability. Cases include: Blair v Sussex Police [2012] CA; Alanov v Sussex Police [2012]; A v Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2011]; Smith v (1) Liverpool City Council (2) Hampshire County Council (3) Knowsley MBC [2006].

Career

Called Lincoln’s Inn, 1996; co-author, ‘Advanced Civil Litigation in Practice’ (3rd ed Oxford University Press 2005).

Member

PNBA; COMBAR; PIBA.

Education

Mill Hill School; Sussex University (BA Hons English and philosophy); Westminster University (1995 Dip Law).

Leisure

Cinema, running, reading.


London Bar

Clinical negligence

Within: Clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Sophie Mortimer - 1 Chancery Lane ‘She is exceptionally intelligent with an in-depth grasp of the law.’

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Police law (defendant)

Within: Police law (defendant) – Leading juniors

Sophie Mortimer - 1 Chancery Lane ‘She appears in Human Rights Act cases.’

Within: Police law (defendant)

1 Chancery Lane is a ‘strong civil set for personal injury and human rights claims’, which also handles police representation at inquests. Sophie Mortimer advised Essex Police on a civil claim, which settled, brought by the family of Lee Balkwell regarding the police’s failure to carry out an effective investigation into his death in 2002. Balkwell was crushed to death by a cement mixer, and a subsequent inquest returned a verdict of unlawful killing due to gross negligence.

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