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Sofia joined Birketts in June 2021 and is a Solicitor in our Commercial Property Team, based in our London office. Sofia joined Birketts on qualification having completed her training in-house with a well-known commercial retail chain in London and within private practice at a large regional law firm.
Sofia’s previous experience centres on Commercial Property matters but also entails undertaking work in matters of a litigious nature including general dispute resolution, residential litigation and commercial real estate litigation. Sofia has experience in commercial asset management having been involved in wide-scale portfolio management of various mixed-use premises including landlord and tenant work, lease negotiations and renewals, sub-tenancies and franchise arrangements, terminations, and more.
Sofia obtained her undergraduate Law degree at the University of Newcastle, graduating with a second upper class honours in 2016; qualified from the Bar by undertaking the Bar Professional Training Course at the University of Law in 2017; and completed her Legal Practice Course in 2020 with a distinction.
Having a strong interest in crime and justice, Sofia was a previous volunteer for the National Centre for Domestic Violence, which involved assisting victims of alleged domestic abuse matters with emergency applications for protection. Outside of work, Sofia’s personal interests and hobbies include travel, dance, yoga and hot topics.