Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
Junior Lawyer Representative
JuniorRep [at] elaweb.org.uk
Sophie is an Associate Solicitor in the Employment, Pensions & Immigration team at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP. She trained at a regional firm and qualified into its Employment team in 2016, before joining Charles Russell Speechlys in 2018. Sophie acts for employers and employees in a full range of contentious, non-contentious and corporate matters. Her employer clients range from SMEs to multinational organisations. This has allowed Sophie to gain a good understanding of the different types of firm represented by ELA and the different types of work undertaken by ELA’s junior members. Sophie is also an active voice on the Pro Bono Committee at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP.
As a member of ELA’s Junior Committee since its inception in 2017, Sophie has contributed to various training and engagement initiatives. Having more recently been appointed as ELA’s Junior Lawyer Representative, Sophie represents the views of junior members at Management Committee level, through leading the Junior Committee. In her role as Junior Lawyer Representative, Sophie hopes to ensure greater engagement with junior members, to help to deliver training sessions which support junior members’ professional development, and to increase junior members’ involvement with the ELIPS scheme.