Sophie Henderson practised as an immigration barrister for many years, latterly at Tooks Court, chambers of Michael Mansfield QC, where she specialised in all areas of immigration, asylum and human rights law. She provided training for the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association and was a volunteer adviser at Praxis. In 2002, she became judge of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal, and was also appointed to chair appeals for the Social Security and Child Support Tribunal. She is a trustee of Our Hut, a charity that delivers architecture-based workshops in schools. She has managed the Migration Museum Project full time since January 2011.