Sophie is a Private Client Practitioner and Partner based in the Hailsham office of Barwells Solicitors since January 2017. Prior to this Sophie worked in our Eastbourne office for nine years.
Sophie grew up locally in Eastbourne and attended Bedes Prep school and Bedes Upper Dicker in Hailsham. Since joining Barwells she studied to become a Legal Executive; graduating in May 2015 and became Partner in February 2022
Sophie aims to offer a professional yet friendly service and her Specialist areas include:-
Wills, Administration of Estates, Care Home and Asset Protection planning, Creation of Lasting Powers of Attorney, Registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney, Management of client's affairs, Court of Protection and Administration of Trusts. She has recently completed a variety of complex Wills and Estate Planning for owners of Agricultural land in the Sussex area. She also works frequently with high net worth Estates and Inheritance Tax.
Sophie is always happy to have a no obligation telephone conversation or appointment and our glass fronted office in the centre of Hailsham town welcomes clients to call in and see a member of our team at their convenience.
Sophie is a registered Dementia Friend with the Alzheimer's Society who aim to change the way that dementia is talked about and understood.
Sophie is a keen supporter of local charities and is actively involved with St Wilfrid's Hospice, both in and out of work and tries to take part in events to raise funds for the Samaritans as and when she can. She was fortunate to win the ‘Readers Choice’ and highly commended for ‘Contribution to the Community’ at the East Sussex Women in Business awards 2017.