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Sophie Quinton-Carter

Year of Call: 2013


Bar Professional Training Course (Kaplan Law School – 2013)

Maitrise en droit (Universite de Rennes I – 2012)

LLB Law (European) (University of Exeter – 2012

Areas of work:


Sophie is a CPS grade 3 advocate who has quickly built a busy and successful practice, regularly prosecuting and defending in serious criminal cases across London and on circuit. 

Sophie is regularly instructed in cases covering the full spectrum of criminal offences. Recent cases have included serious violence, organised crime, armed robbery, sexual assaults and high value fraud. Sophie is experienced in dealing with vulnerable defendants and witnesses, as well as complex evidence, both in volume and nature. 

Sophie has been involved in large scale LPP and disclosure operations on behalf of HMRC, the Post Office and the NCA. Further, she has assisted the Home Office in reviewing the government’s updated policy on modern slavery and human trafficking for legality and areas open to challenge. 

Sophie is regularly instructed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council to represent them before the Fitness to Practise Committee in a range of serious and lengthy hearings.

Sophie is a public access barrister and is able to accept instructions directly from members of the public in suitable cases.

Panel Appointments

CPS General Crime – Grade 3

CPS Proceeds of Crime – Grade 2

CPS Fraud – Grade 2

CPS Serious Crime Group – Grade 2

CPS Extradition Panel – Level 1

Regulatory Advocate – Panel C

GLD Junior Junior Panel


Recent Cases

Large Investigations

Post Office

Instructed to assist the Post Office in its post-conviction disclosure obligations following numerous convictions of former postal workers and lengthy civil litigation concerning Post Office accounting software.


Instructed as independent counsel to HMRC as part of an investigation into tax evasion by Premier League football clubs. 


Instructed as junior disclosure counsel to the NCA as part of an investigation into corruption by the former Nigerian Oil Minister. 



R v M & another

Prosecuted two defendants for supplying a large quantity of cocaine from their vehicle. A significant number of false identity documents were found at an address, alongside over £25,000 in cash. 

R v A

Successfully opposed an abuse of process argument in a case of knifepoint robbery following an overturned decision not to prosecute the case.

R v H & another

Instructed to prosecute two individuals for aggressively defrauding a vulnerable gentleman into having unnecessary home repairs at an inflated cost. 

R v S

Represented a defendant accused of two counts of sexual assault on public transport. The case involved DNA expert evidence and examination of the effect of steroid use. 

R v M

Instructed to prosecute a £17,000 fraud by abuse of position involving an individual responsible for the financial affairs of an elderly lady.  

Insolvency Service v T

Instructed to prosecute a litigant in person in a document-heavy case following the defendant’s refusal to accept that he had been made bankrupt.

R v P

Reduced a proceeds of crime benefit figure from £300,000 to £10,000 following examination of Bit Coin accounts and Dark Web material. 

R v C 

Prosecuted an income tax fraud with a value of £55,000 on behalf of HMRC. The trial was the culmination of two years’ worth of investigation, surveillance, and interviews. A significant volume of documentation was presented and explained to the jury. 

R v S & another 

Secured a suspended sentence for a young woman who had entered a guilty plea to GBH, following a fight in a bar resulting in a fractured eye socket. 

R v C & another 

Secured a community order for a man who had conspired to steal from a betting shop by staging a robbery in order to pay off payday loan debt. Careful consideration of cell site and telephone evidence was required.

B v R 

Advised the CPS in an appeal by way of case stated to the High Court following the dismissal of an appeal against a dog destruction order. Expert evidence from a dog behaviourist was heard. 



NMC v M 

Appeared for the NMC in a two-week hearing against a nurse with three joined referrals. Thorough preparation and structured presentation enabled the panel to follow the voluminous evidence in relation to both clinical errors and matters of dishonesty. 


Successfully presented a case of sexual assault by a nurse against a colleague. This involved the handling of a vulnerable witness and careful but thorough cross-examination of the registrant. 

NMC v S 

Represented the Nursing and Midwifery Council over an eight-day hearing where a nurse was alleged to have made over forty errors when administering controlled drugs. 



French (fluent)


Miss Sophie Quinton-Carter is regulated by the Bar Standards Board, holds a current practising certificate and her details can be found on the BSB’s Barrister Register https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/regulatory-requirements/the-barristers'-register/

Miss Sophie Quinton-Carter holds insurance cover for all legal services supplied through professional indemnity insurance with the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund (BMIF) The coverage is worldwide subject to their terms which are available on their website https://www.barmutual.co.uk/

Miss Sophie Quinton-Carter is registered with the Information Commissioners office under the Data Protection Act https://ico.org.uk/

If you are not satisfied with the service that Miss Sophie Quinton-Carter provides you can make a complaint to Chambers. Information on Chambers Complaints Procedure is available on Chambers website www.9kbw.com/about-us/complaints-procedure

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