Sophia Key

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

Sophia Leads our Natural Capital Sector and is at the forefront, together with her specialist colleagues in planning, commercial, tax and corporate, in advising on all elements of Natural Capital which includes biodiversity, carbon, Landscape Recovery projects and nutrient neutrality.

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

Sophia will work 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.

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 2024]. In the previous edition clients said “Sophia is incredibly knowledgeable and is always on hand to deliver advice promptly.” In an earlier edition, a client noted “Sophia is a hugely effective operator, has a great network and can succinctly get to the nub of things without over-complicating them.” She was also described as “brilliant and commercially sensible”.

Sophia is recommended and listed as a ‘Leading Individual’ by Legal 500 [UK 2024]. A client in this edition notes “Sophia Key has a professional and pragmatic approach to issues.” In the previous edition, a client said “Sophia Key is exceptional in giving sound and practical advice that meets the clients’ objectives and is commercial in outlook.” An earlier edition notes “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.”

Awards

Legal 500 Leading Individual 2024 logo
Sophia Key Chambers logo 2024
27697 ALA (Fellow logo) SCREEN

Sophia Key has a professional and pragmatic approach to issues.

Legal 500 [UK 2024]

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