Lunchtime Dialogue with Sophia Cannon
Start Time: 1:00 pm
End Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Ballroom, Bedford Square
Sophia Cannon is not your regular English barrister. Sophia is of Caribbean parentage, a section of our community well under-represented at the bar. As a single mother to mixed race, mixed sex twins, she knows what it is to juggle professional and family commitments.
The discussion with Sophia will focus on the challenges and opportunities facing graduates entering the legal profession today and will be chaired by Krystle Lewis.
This Lunchtime Dialogue is open to everyone – we encourage all our students to attend and welcome those from outside Bloomsbury Institute.
Sophia has been practising as a Barrister since 2001. As a Family Law specialist in the High Court, she has dealt with subjects such as child abduction abroad, fertility, divorce, childhood disability, postnatal depression, domestic violence and many other issues over a ten year period.
Her cases have included representing and advising local authorities, parents and social workers. She has appeared in family proceedings, magistrates, county & high courts and the Principal Registry and she has dealt with subjects such as injunctions, secure accommodation orders, international jurisdiction, immigration, vulnerable incapacitated adults and all aspects of family law.
She has appeared as a Family Law expert on programmes such as ITV’s This Morning, Alan Titchmarsh and Daybreak as well as on the BBC News Channel, Sky News, BBC Radio London and LBC Radio.
Sophia has over 20,000 twitter followers and is connected to over 4,000 professionals in TV, media, social justice, philanthropy, sport, social media, finance and banking.
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