Sophie Sheerin (Second Six Pupil)

Name: Sophie Sheerin (Second Six Pupil)
Year of Call: 2023

Sophie has enjoyed the variety of a common law pupillage. Being supervised by David Maunder and Mark Williams has afforded Counsel the opportunity to observe a range of hearings in crime, employment, family and general civil areas of law.

Prior to pupillage, Sophie conducted county court advocacy as a solicitor’s agent. This experience means she already feels at home in the court room setting. Counsel has represented clients in possession and forfeiture hearings, infant settlement proceedings and small claims. This experience ensures Counsel appreciates the need to be communicative with clients, prioritising understanding and acknowledging their position in order that they feel fully represented.

Counsel’s detailed approach to preparation and research reaps rewards when confidently advocating her case in a focussed, precise manner.

Sophie studied part-time for the Bar whilst working as a paralegal at Carter-Ruck. There she developed an interest in privacy and freedom of expression, including where those issues arise in an employment or criminal context. She also taught criminal jurisdiction to LLM students as part of a module on jurisdiction in cyberspace.

Outside work, Sophie is a lover of flora and fauna. She is a keen gardener and can be found roaming rural Somerset, practising yoga or skiing.


LLM (Queen Mary, University of London)

Bar Professional Training Course (City, University of London)

Graduate Diploma in Law (Oxford Brookes University)

BA in Philosophy and Theology (University of Oxford)


Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Prize

Nicholls Prize for Advocacy

Gray’s Inn Internship Award