Sophie Lakes

Solicitor
  • Experience

Sophie joined Birketts in September 2019 and is a Solicitor in the Planning and Environmental Team in Norwich.

Sophie deals with a range of matters for local authorities and housing associations, as well as private clients.  She primarily assists with planning obligations, affordable housing, and planning enforcement matters.

Prior to joining Birketts Sophie worked for a large housing association where she gained valuable social housing experience.  Sophie graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2010 with an LLB in Law and Politics and qualified as a Solicitor in August 2023.

Sophie previously worked in the Social Housing Team at Birketts where she advised local authorities, housing associations and developers on shared ownership site set ups, infrastructure agreements, deeds of variation and single unit acquisitions and disposals including auction sales. 

In her spare time Sophie is an avid reader who also enjoys spending time at the coast.

Sophie is currently on maternity leave.

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