Sophie has both public and private sector experience, having spent 8 years in Local Government, leading an in-house property legal team, and working in private practice advising the private sector, particularly retail clients and investors. Her experience includes managing property portfolios, acquisitions, disposals and regeneration work. Additionally, Sophie is experienced in advising on compulsory purchase matters on behalf of Local Authorities and main objectors on regeneration schemes throughout the country.
Retail Portfolio Management
Acted for numerous retail clients on their property portfolios including IKEA, WHSmith, American Apparel, Deichmann Shoes, Gautier UK, Farrow and Ball and Dollar (The Money Shop).
Portfolio Management for Investors
Acted for a number of large investment clients in respect of the management work that follows from the site acquisition. She managed the Siemens site based in Nottingham for a number of years.
Compulsory Purchase Advice to Local Authorities
Advised on Compulsory Purchase Orders for numerous Local Authorities, advising Leicester City Council on the A46/ A47 link Road and the relocation of Leicester City Football Club to its current location.
"Sophie has delivered a level of service above and beyond our expectations (and our expectations are high!), and we see her as a key member of our transaction team on the deals with which she is involved. She and her team have a total grasp of the key legal issues that we face on a daily basis, and most importantly she is pragmatic and 'commercially-minded' in her advice. I would be more than happy to instruct her on future transactions ".
Director, HSBC Specialist Fund Management Ltd, London