About Sophie

Following completion of her LL.B degree in 2012, Sophie has specialised exclusively in practicing Family law. Having completed a family focused training contract at a specialist family law firm, she qualified as a solicitor in 2018.

She has experience of advising clients in a wide range of family matters including representation in divorce proceedings and financial disputes and settlements. Sophie also advises in cohabitation disputes, and has regularly represented clients in a broad spectrum of children matters including public and private law applications and domestic abuse work including obtaining protective injunctions.

Sophie has experience in dealing with some of the more complex children matters such as removal from the jurisdiction and international child abduction, working in conjunction with the International Child Abduction and Contact Unit in London.

Sophie also has a keen interest in Child Protection matters and currently is acting as Chairperson to a local Nursery in order to provide advice  regarding safeguarding matters.

When not at work

Sophie enjoys competing in running races around Yorkshire and has most recently completed the Yorkshire Marathon at York in October 2018. Sophie continues to keep fit and regularly weight lifts with friends at a local gym.

Professional Societies

  • Law Society

Specialisms

  • Private Children Law applications
  • Divorce
  • Financial remedy proceedings and settlements
  • Civil Partnership disputes
  • Disputes between cohabitees
  • Adoption applications and advice
  • Public Law Children Act Applications
  • Drafting and advising on pre and post nuptial, cohabitation and Separation agreements

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Covid-19 and the impact upon Separated Parents

Covid-19 and the impact upon separated parents

Prime Minister Johnson set out new restrictions upon movement as of the evening on Monday 23 March 2020 known as the ‘Stay at Home Rules’. Individuals are

Pencil iconBy Sophie Arrowsmith on 27th March 2020

Can I move house during the Covid-19 restrictions? Coronavirus (Covid-19) and residential conveyancing transactions.

Covid-19 and the potential risk for domestic abuse victims

During these uncertain times the UK Government is advising that we self-isolate to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Pencil iconBy Sophie Arrowsmith on 25th March 2020

Considering options for the future of a family business

Pre-nuptial agreements and protecting the family business upon divorce or dissolution.

The purpose of a pre-nuptial agreement is to agree how a couple should divide their assets in the event of a divorce or dissolution.

Pencil iconBy Sophie Arrowsmith on 18th February 2020

Divorce Law

Divorce Day

The first Monday after 1 January has been labelled ‘Divorce Day’ by the media due to the influx of divorce enquiries family solicitors receive after the

Pencil iconBy Sophie Arrowsmith on 8th January 2020

Protecting Inheritance from the pitfalls of Divorce

Christmas for separated parents

Christmas is a time for families to celebrate together and enjoy the festive season.

Pencil iconBy Sophie Arrowsmith on 19th December 2019

Protecting Inheritance from the pitfalls of Divorce

The impact of parental alienation following separation

In the recent decision of Re H (A Child) (Parental Alienation) [2019] EWHC 2723 (Fam) the Court ordered a change of the child’s residence as the

Pencil iconBy Sophie Arrowsmith on 5th November 2019

Protecting Inheritance from the pitfalls of Divorce

For Richer For Poorer: Secret Bank Accounts

“…for better for worse, for richer for poorer"…These instantly recognisable vows from the Church of England wedding ceremony reflect the promises that a bride

Pencil iconBy Richard Buckley on 19th June 2019

Protecting Inheritance from the pitfalls of Divorce

Can the media report on my divorce?

Family matters are incredibly private subject, so how would you feel if the media had the ability to publish private family legal proceedings to the

Pencil iconBy Richard Buckley on 14th May 2019

Protecting Inheritance from the pitfalls of Divorce

Spouses will no longer have to play the “blame game” under new divorce reforms

Groundbreaking reforms have been announced the Justice Secretary to bring in legislation for 'no-fault' divorces, this is a huge step to reducing the amount of

Pencil iconBy Sophie Arrowsmith on 11th April 2019

Protecting Inheritance from the pitfalls of Divorce

When do informal agreements between unmarried couples about property become binding?

Informal agreements never seem to be taken seriously at the time, but what if the discussions you have and they agreements you make hold weight

Pencil iconBy Sophie Arrowsmith on 20th March 2019

Protecting Inheritance from the pitfalls of Divorce

Going through Separation or Divorce? What are your options?

A divorce or separation can be a very emotionally draining process for both parties that are involved. But there are options to reduce the stress

Pencil iconBy Richard Buckley on 15th March 2019

Protecting Inheritance from the pitfalls of Divorce 1

Protecting Inheritance from the pitfalls of Divorce

Divorce is a difficult time in anyone’s life with wealth and financial assets being divided up between both parties in a manner that the

Pencil iconBy Sophie Arrowsmith on 22nd February 2019

Chris (Burns), I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done. Your firm is amazing. You and Sophie have been fantastic in dealing with my divorce and complex financial issues, as well as resolving the long term arrangements for my son. Your staff do what they are supposed to do. They do it with respect, professionalism, kindness and care at some of the most difficult times I have had to face. No words can tell you what this has meant to me. I will never be able to thank you enough.

Anon

Sophie helped me at a time of need and took the time to listen and guide me through the process

Client (Mrs C)

Acted with maturity beyond her years and with the pragmatism needed

Former Colleague

2012

Graduated from University of Northumbria with Solicitors Exempting (Hons) Degree

Commenced training contract

Qualified as a solicitor

Joined Lupton Fawcett

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