Miss Sophie Murray > Chambers of Elizabeth Isaacs KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Elizabeth Isaacs KC
St Ives Chambers
B4 6DH

Work Department

Sophie Murray is a barrister specialising in criminal and family law.


Year of Call: 2007

Sophie Murray is a highly experienced Barrister who specialises in serious sex, child injury and mental health cases where she demonstrates considerable expertise together with a sensitive and pragmatic approach. She is regularly instructed as junior counsel in multi-handed murder, drugs and fraud cases receiving excellent feedback from senior counsel and members of the Bench. She often appears in the Court of Appeal and recently was successful in reducing a youth sentence of 4 years custody for rape, to a community order.

Sophie Murray is a CPS Level 4 Prosecutor and is on the CPS Panel for Rape and Serious Sexual Offences.

Sophie Murray has presented seminars on mental health sentencing regimes and has specialises in defending clients with autism. She is listed in the Legal 500, 2022, as a Leading Junior.


St Ives Chambers 10 January 2022 – Present Day

No5 Chambers Fountain Court – 2016- 09 January 2022


2007 Call Lincolns Inn

2006 -2007 UWE  – BVC (commendation)

2003 -Law Society – Qualified as a Solicitor

1999 – 2000 UCL – LLM

1996 – 1997 College of Law – LPC

1993 – 1996 UEA – 2.1

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Sophie Murray – St Ives Chambers ‘Sophie is a high-quality junior. She is very hard-working and driven. She is an attractive and persuasive advocate, who has the confidence and presence to persuade a court and the charm to win over a jury. She is a thoroughly decent and fair-minded opponent.’