Sophie Perry is a Solicitor in the Family Law Team and represents clients in divorce proceedings, financial matters and proceedings relating to children.
Sophie joined the firm in 2016 as a Legal Assistant in the Family & Divorce team whilst undertaking her Legal Practice Course and subsequently qualified as a Solicitor in 2020. Sophie has undertaken the majority of her training within the Family & Divorce team, but has done 6 month’s work within our conveyancing department which gives her an additional breadth of knowledge. Sophie and works very closely with Julia Drury who is a Partner in the Family & Divorce team in Lower Earley.
Sophie understands that seeking advice from a family solicitor can often be a painful and difficult process, therefore Sophie explains things as clearly as possible and takes the time to ensure that her clients know the different options available to them.
Sophie recognises that issuing Court proceedings is not always the most appropriate course of action for her clients and will always discuss whether there are appropriate alternatives to litigation. Sophie ensures that her clients are always up to date with what is happening on their file.
Recent Work highlights
- Assisted in proceedings acting for grandparents to help them spend time with their grandchildren
- Drafted an agreement between a cohabiting couple to ensure that one party did not establish an interest in the other’s property
- Help a wife obtain ‘no order’ from the Court in relation to Children Act proceedings where husband made an application and the arrangements did not need to be set out in an Order
- Assisted in financial remedy proceedings where husband was granted a Costs Order in his favour for wife’s failure to comply with the proceedings
Sophie is a member of TVFLS (Thames Valley Family Lawyers’ Society) and Resolution. She was awarded a Law Degree from the University of Reading in 2016, has a Masters in Law and Legal Practice Course qualification from the University of Law, obtaining a distinction, in 2017.
Sophie took a year out of her University studies where she volunteered at the Citizen’s Advice Bureau in Reading. This means that Sophie has a broad knowledge of other related issues, including benefit entitlement.