Sophia Gonella


'Sophia has consistently exhibited a profound understanding of intricate legal issues, demonstrating a rare combination of analytical prowess and attention to detail. Her adept handling of complex cases underscores her legal acumen and ability to navigate challenging situations effectively. Sophia exhibits outstanding interpersonal skills. Her ability to collaborate seamlessly with us and engage empathetically with clients’ positions makes her a valuable asset to any legal environment. She creates a positive and supportive atmosphere, fostering effective teamwork and a shared commitment to client success.'

'I have always found her to be very well prepared, communicative and open with questions. Her work standard is always extremely high – with strong position notes and equally powerful oral submissions.'

'Sophia had to negotiate the settlement against an opponent who was twelve years her senior, and is a barrister that I have used in the past specifically for her tough negotiating style. The resulting outcome was to achieve everything the client wanted… Sophia has natural ability and communication skills. She understands how to work with her instructing Solicitors and she has got a good way with clients.'

'I just wanted to say that not only clients but caseworkers at the firm are very impressed with Sophia.'

'Sophia was very helpful, professional and kind to me.'

'I had help from Sophia Gonella and she was absolutely fantastic. Her kindness and professionalism was absolutely outstanding and I am so grateful to her for helping me throughout.'

Scholarships & Awards

City Law School Bar Vocational Studies Scholarship (2022)
Middle Temple Harmsworth Scholarship (2020)
Durham Law School Master of Jurisprudence Scholarship (2020)
Durham Law School Hefin Rees KC Media Law Prize (2020)
Durham Law School Amicus Moot Winner (2018)
St Cuthbert’s Society Debate Winner (2017)

Professional Qualifications

Durham University, Bachelor of Laws - First Class Honours (2020)
Durham University, Master of Jurisprudence - Pass with No Corrections, highest mark (2022)
City Law School, Bar Vocational Studies BVS - Very Competent (2022)

Professional Memberships

Family Law Bar Association
Middle Temple