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 is experienced in acting for farmers, landowners and agri-businesses in all the complexities of agricultural and residential transactional work together with landlord and tenant matters. 

Sophia specialises in buying and selling agricultural land as well as estates and residential properties, first registrations, re-finances, overage and pre-emption agreements, metal detector licences, auction sales, declarations of trust, stamp duty land tax returns and supporting probate and matrimonial in dealing with properties upon death or divorce. 

Sophia is based in our Norwich office.

Other Information

Sophia studied at the University of Bristol before going on to complete the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course (LPC) in Oxford. She qualified as a Solicitor in September 2010.

Beyond work, Sophia takes a keen interest in a number of sports including tennis, lacrosse, rounders, shooting and netball. Sophia is also 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 2021]. Clients in this 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'.

Legal 500 UK 2021 Next Generation Partner

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