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Portrait of Sophie Bullimore
Areas of expertise: Clinical negligence, Personal injury

Profile

Sophie is an associate in the clinical negligence and personal injury team in the London office, having qualified into the team in 2020 after training with the firm. Sophie’s work spans all aspects of personal and clinical negligence law. A large part of her caseload focusses on psychiatric injury, and she is part of the team representing emergency responders that were involved the Grenfell Tower fire.

Her clients include serving and former police officers, particularly those that work in high risk roles and have not been psychologically screened or appropriately risk assessed. Sophie is experienced at gathering the necessary evidence for loss of earnings and pension loss claims taking into account lost promotion opportunities, premature retirement from the force and for officers that are still serving, on the basis of Winsor risk.

Sophie previous role as a Court of Protection paralegal means she has significant experience working with vulnerable clients and is familiar with the issues affecting individuals who lack, or have borderline capacity. She has a unique insight into how damages awards are used post-settlement.

Sophie is a member of APIL and the gynaecological and maternal injuries sub-group at the firm. She is also an active member of the firm’s London charity committee, the PennFuture group and the individuals in sport group.

Recent work highlights

  • Representing emergency responders who attended the Grenfell Tower fire in their claims against a large number of defendants.
  • Achieving out of court settlement for police officers that have sustained psychiatric injury after working in high risk roles, where they have not been psychologically screened or appropriately risk assessed.
  • Representing a claimant in a clinical negligence case resulting in a below-knee amputation.

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