Sophia Key



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"She is the full package," ... "she is incredibly good at client work and she's incisive."

Chambers [UK 2020]


Sophia has a wealth of experience acting for farmers, landowners, agri-businesses and banks in all the complexities of agricultural, residential and equestrian work which includes landlord and tenant matters.

Sophia specialises in buying and selling land, farms and estates, equestrian facilities, renewable energy, agricultural tenancies and complex finance and refinance matters.

Sophia also works closely with her Private Client Advisory Team to provide strategic tax, partnership, business and personal succession planning and structuring advice. 

Sophia is based in our Norwich office.

Other Information

Sophia is a fellow of the Agricultural Law Association.

Beyond work, Sophia takes a keen interest in a number of sports including tennis, lacrosse, rounders, shooting and netball. Sophia is also a Director of Fakenham Racecourse and a member of the Norfolk Committee for the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust having been a former Chairman.

Sophia is ranked by Chambers [UK 2021]. In this edition clients describe her as "brilliant and commercially sensible". In the previous edition clients note "She is the full package," they add "she is incredibly good at client work and she's incisive".

One interviewee highlights her in particular for her "excellent knowledge of the local market." In previous editions, clients state: “Sophia, in my opinion, was outstanding and always so pleasant.”  She is praised by market sources as "brilliant! On the ball, approachable and a very good communicator." One happy client notes: "She is very calm. Even at stressful times when she could get hot under the collar, she comes through it very serenely and delivers."

Sophia is recommended and listed as a 'Next Generation Partner' by Legal 500 [UK 2022]. Clients in the previous edition note "Sophia Key is a consummate professional, with a depth of personal and professional experience that not only makes her very easy to deal with, but also inspires confidence. She is personable and astute".

Next Generation partner - Legal 500 UK 2022

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