Sophie Burton


‘Knowledge and information is so important for clients; I always aim to be as available and as clear as possible when communicating with clients so they can always feel that they are  not only kept up to date with their transaction but also that they understand what is happening and why.’

Sophie originally studied History at Queen’s University in Belfast and went on to study Law, completing a Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Brighton as well as gaining a qualification in Legal Practice at the University of Law, Bloomsbury London.

After joining the Howlett Clarke in 2016 and during her time as a trainee, Sophie completed seats in Property, Litigation and Probate. Since qualifying Sophie has specialized in Commercial Property and has become a key member of our Property team dealing with the sales and purchases of commercial business properties. Alongside this, Sophie also deals with leasehold and freehold properties for both landlord and tenants.

Sophie has a genuine passion for all things related to property law and Sophie provides valuable knowledge of the sector, in all property related matters. When dealing with commercial transactions, Sophie has a keen appreciation for what’s at stake and works efficiently and effectively to ensure the client gets the results they need as quickly as possible. To ensure the client is always kept informed Sophie makes it a point to be available for a conversation wherever possible and her friendly, patient and warm nature helps clients to feel at ease and that they are being represented with care.

When not at work, Sophie is an avid participant in performing arts. Being a member of a local amateur dramatics group, Sophie can often be found treading the boards herself in a variety of productions. She also enjoys Yoga, dance and the occasional pub quiz.

Areas of Practice:

  • Sales and purchases of commercial freehold and leasehold premises
  • Acting for commercial landlords and tenants
  • Granting of residential and commercial leases
  • Assignments of commercial leases
  • Acting for developers
  • Lease Extensions

What our clients say about Sophie:

'We received a professional, efficient and polite service at all times. We had a lot of questions and Sophie was very flexible and was always happy to talk on the phone or answer emails.'

News and media

  • News
    • Posted on October 11, 2016
      You would have to be living under a rock to have missed the news over the past month that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are divorcing. The petition, issued by Angelina Jolie in the Superior Court of California, cites ‘irreconcilable differences’ as the reason the couple have decided to go their separate ways.
  • Blog
    • Posted on April 17, 2018
      Taking out a lease on a commercial unit can be a formidable prospect whether you are a brand new company or if you have been leasing property for several years. Leases can often run to over thirty pages and so finding your way round the complicated terminology can be daunting.
    • Posted on November 30, 2017
      A number of my close friends are beginning to take their first steps on to the property ladder. The majority are purchasing with their partners but, as is becoming increasingly common, most have not walked down the aisle or uttered the phrase, "I do" before purchasing a property together. This is particularly disappointing for me as a wedding is always much more exciting than a house warming party!

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