Sophie Laing

  • Associate


Dispute ResolutionMedia and privacy, Cyberstalking, Phone hacking


Sophie is an associate in our media and privacy team within the dispute resolution department. Her primary expertise is in defamation, privacy and media-related litigation with a particular emphasis on social media and online reputational issues. Sophie also advises on data protection and data privacy matters in line with the General Data Protection Regulation and has general commercial disputes experience.

Sophie has successfully concluded disputes involving internet publications, including removing defamatory comments from websites, removing links from search engines and identifying individuals that publish defamatory comments online but seek to hide behind anonymous pseudonyms. 

Sophie has represented a number of claimants in the phone hacking litigation against News Group Newspapers Ltd., the publisher of The Sun and the now defunct News of The World, and against Mirror Group Newspapers Ltd., the publisher of the Daily Mirror, the Sunday Mirror and the People.

Sophie trained at Collyer Bristow and qualified in September 2014. Before joining Collyer Bristow Sophie studied history at Oxford University, graduating in 2009. She then completed the GDL and LPC and spent 11 months working as a paralegal in a City firm.

Client comments

“[Sophie] your company but primarily yourself have been so very helpful, courteous, understanding and professional and I would have no qualms or reservations about recommending your services to anyone.”

“First, the intelligence of the two lawyers with whom I worked. Second, their lucid and frank way of approaching my legal issues. Third, their remarkable empathy and "management" of my own distress…Rhory and Sophie were simply first rate.” 


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