Having gained experience as a paralegal from 2011, before qualifying as a solicitor in 2014, Sonia has a varied caseload that includes orthopaedic injuries, cancer cases, psychiatric injuries, bowel injuries and fatal accident cases.
A medical negligence specialist, Sonia handles cases ranging from claims involving failures to diagnose cancer and other delayed diagnoses to claims related to gastroenterology and orthopaedic surgeries.
A tenacious investigator, Sonia has an expert eye for the minute details that often help to ensure clients who have suffered a life-altering injury as a result of negligent treatment receive maximum compensation.
Sonia is proud to work at Thompsons and to be able to support and work with clients during their most difficult times.
In her spare time, Sonia enjoys cooking and is a trustee at the Bristol-based charity Cerebral Palsy Plus, which supports individuals with cerebral palsy and their families.
Sonia has been highlighted by the Legal 500 as a key lawyer in the firm's Bristol office.
Sonia's case experience
Medical negligence claim: Sonia’s client suffered a small stroke, the symptoms of which were misdiagnosed by medical staff as an eye problem. She went on to suffer a second stroke with life-changing effects resulting in an inability to continue working or to look after her young children. At trial, the court agreed that the failure to diagnose Sonia’s client’s small stroke, while not being able to prevent the second stroke, materially contributed to its severity. The ruling resulted in Sonia securing compensation of £150,000 for her client.
Medical negligence claim: Sonia’s young client suffered severe infections for a period of eight months following a hip surgery as a result of inadequate prophylactic antibiotics and repeated failures to diagnose signs of infection. Liability was partially admitted and the claim was settled for £30,000.
Praise from the Legal 500: “Sonia Fu is up and coming and shows excellent organisational skills”
Sonia’s former client, Miss Freckleton, said: “My case was handled very professionally by Sonia. I was always updated and reassured that if there was any questions or queries I had she was only ever phone call away. I was lucky enough to have a successful case and that wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of Sonia and her team. I am forever grateful for how my case was resolved and dealt with. I couldn’t have asked for more.”
Another of Sonia’s former clients said: “(Sonia’s) perseverance to see that justice was done will forever have our utmost respect and gratitude.”