Sophie Mortimer

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Year Of Call: 1996

Sophie specialises in the areas of professional and clinical negligence, personal injury, police law and travel law. 

She acts for professional indemnity insurers in a wide variety of matters and represents litigants in claims brought against NHS trusts; Sophie also has a wide range of experience in inquests. She acts for both claimants and defendants in a large variety of personal injury cases including employers’ liability and occupiers’ liability.

Sophie's travel law experience includes acting for travel companies and claimants in personal injury cases and quality related claims. She also advises and represents the police in civil claims.

She is recommended as a leading junior in the Clinical Negligence and Police Law category of the leading legal directories.  Quotes from clients in Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2017 and the Legal 500 2016 are shown below.

“An impressive advocate with a style that appeals to judges.”

“She defends police forces in Article 2 cases.”

“She pays attention to detail, and you feel confident that nothing will slip through the net when she is dealing with your case.”

“She’s personable, pragmatic, bullish and very good with clients.”





Latest Cases Read more

Blair v Sussex Police

[2012] EWCA Civ 633

A chief constable had not complied with the requirements of the Personal...

Alanov v Sussex Police

[2012] EWCA Civ 234

Although a police officer suspected that the appellant was guilty of an...

Latest Publications Read more

  • 'Advanced Civil Litigation in Practice' (Oxford University Press, 3rd ed. 2005)

Practice Areas


  • Personal Injuries Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Travel and Tourism Lawyers Association