As the CLA’s National Access Adviser Sophie both advises members and leads on policy work relating to public access including public rights of way, open access, permissive access, inland water and coastal access. She advises and updates internal committees in relation to emerging policy helping to develop the CLA’s strategic position. Sophie is also Secretary of the CLA’s Legal, Parliamentary and Property Rights Committee.
Before joining the CLA, Sophie spent 7 years with Midlands law firm mfg Solicitors qualifying in their Agricultural and Rural Affairs team.
Sophie works from home on the Shropshire/Powys border where she enjoys being part of the rural and sporting community.