Sophie McClintock graduated with an LLB (Hons) in Law with Politics from Queen’s University Belfast in 2016. Sophie trained as a Solicitor in Phoenix Law and attended the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queen’s. Sophie was awarded a Commendation whilst at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies and she qualified as a solicitor in 2020
Sophie works in the Criminal Defence Department in the firm. In the Criminal Defence Department Sophie works with experienced solicitor Peter Corrigan to provide expert advice to clients in custody when arrested or prosecuted for criminal offences.
She has extensive experience in Magistrates Court cases, Terrorism Act and PACE arrests, Youth Court proceedings, Crown Court cases (both judge only and jury trials), Fraud prosecutions, Extradition cases involving European Arrest Warrants both in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, Appeals to the Northern Ireland Court of Criminal Appeal and applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission.
Sophie also has worked on a number of cases in the Republic of Ireland to include the Special Criminal Court and Court of Appeal.
She has experience as a criminal defence lawyer at all court levels having worked on a number of high-profile criminal cases in Northern Ireland including the cases of;
R v Gary Marshall
R v Damien McLaughlin
Sophie was chosen as one of the 100 women globally to be featured in Face the Futures campaign of the next 100 years of Women in Law.