Trevor Sterling and Sophie Winstanley

Moore Barlow has promoted senior associate Sophie Winstanley to partner.

Winstanley, who started as a paralegal at what was then Moore Blatch, became the first trainee at the firm’s Richmond office.

She worked under the guidance of senior partner Trevor Sterling (pictured with Winstanley) within the firm’s then-newly founded major trauma team, which she went on to join upon qualifying in 2016.

Winstanley specialises in cases involving brain injury and amputation, with an overarching focus on rehabilitation. She has been involved in numerous complex and high-profile personal injury cases, such as the Croydon tram incident in 2016.

Winstanley said: 'I’m extremely proud to become a partner at the same firm that gave me my start in law. At Moore Barlow, you are positively encouraged to become the person and the lawyer that you want to be: individuality and diversity is authentically celebrated here. It’s one of the reasons that I care so deeply about this firm and the wonderful people that work within it – so it’s a great privilege to be in a position where I can help to shape its future.'

Sterling commented: 'I’m so pleased that Sophie is joining the firm’s partnership. She is brilliant at what she does and is a true role model for where hard work and determination can lead. Her career trajectory from paralegal to partner at Moore Barlow stands as a testament to the fact that this is a firm that nurtures talent, something which inspires the kind of loyalty that Sophie exemplifies.'