Sophie O’Connell

Senior Associate

Sophie O’Connell is a Senior Associate in the Mental Capacity Team. Sophie joined Wilsons in 2022 having worked in mental capacity law since 2012. She qualified as a solicitor in 2016 having previously worked in a variety of roles in the charity and public sector. In 2016 she obtained a distinction in the Society for Estate and Trust Practitioners (STEP) Advanced Certificate in Advising Vulnerable Clients.

Sophie works with clients, their families and support network to manage their property and financial affairs. She mainly works with clients who have sustained brain injuries as a result of accidents or negligence. Sophie is experienced in making applications to the Court of Protection for property and affairs, personal welfare deputies and statutory wills. She also advises clients on health and social care funding.

Sophie is on the Law Society Private Client Committee and a member of the Capacity Law and Rights Information to You (CLARiTY) project which aims to improve the access to justice for disabled people and family carers through enhancing understanding of mental capacity law and human rights.

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