Sophie Hargest Law Clerk

Speaks:  English

Primary office:  Ottawa

Sophie Hargest

Sophie Hargest is a law clerk in the Advocacy Group of Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office. Her work focuses on insurance and liability law with an emphasis on personal injury matters. Sophie has almost 20 years of experience working in Ontario, British Columbia, and the United Kingdom.

Sophie drafts pleadings, assists with evidentiary review and the preparation of briefs for mediation, defence expert medical examinations, arbitration and pre-trials. In addition, Sophie supports counsel with trial preparation. Sophie currently works with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. She gained clerking experience with appellate matters with the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Sophie volunteers extensively in the Ottawa community. She co-founded Ukrainian Settlement Helpers Ottawa, a not-for-profit organization that has provided hosting and integration support to more than 1800 newcomers to the National Capital Region since February 2021.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2021

    • Community
      Director & Co-founder, Ukrainian Settlement Helpers Ottawa (USHO)
  • 2018

    • Education
      Carleton University, B.A. Sociology & Law


  • Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario
  • Ottawa Association of Law Clerks