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
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

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

Protecting Inheritance from the pitfalls of Divorce

Social Media in Family Cases

With Facebook alone now having over 2.2 billion active users every month, it is hardly surprising that family law practitioners are regularly faced with questions from

Pencil iconBy Richard Buckley on 20th February 2019

Divorce Day – Why Monday 7th January 2019 is the day to Divorce.

Non-Disclosure in Divorce Cases

Non-disclosers beware! The Supreme Court hands down judgment in favour of two ex-wives who say they were deceived by their husbands into accepting “unfair” divorce

Pencil iconBy Sophie Arrowsmith on 11th February 2019

Divorce Day – Why Monday 7th January 2019 is the day to Divorce.

The Current State of the Divorce System

In recent years, there has been an increase in calls for a change to the divorce process in England and Wales.

Pencil iconBy Sophie Arrowsmith on 11th February 2019

Divorce Day – Why Monday 7th January 2019 is the day to Divorce.

Radmacher – Not Just Another Pre-Nup?

Rarely does a divorce case capture the public imagination for what it says about the law, Radmacher v Granatino [2010] UKSC 42 is an exception to this,

Pencil iconBy Sophie Arrowsmith on 11th February 2019

Protecting Inheritance from the pitfalls of Divorce

The Sanctity of Full and Frank Disclosure in Financial Remedy Proceedings

We look at the decision of HMRC v Charman and Another [2012] and the Court’s view on whether HMRC should have access to documentation disclosed

Pencil iconBy Sophie Arrowsmith on 11th February 2019

Protecting Inheritance from the pitfalls of Divorce

The Myth of the Common Law Marriage

Unmarried couples living together are by far the fastest growing family type in the UK., yet, time and time again, surveys show that couples taking

Pencil iconBy Richard Buckley on 8th February 2019

Protecting Inheritance from the pitfalls of Divorce

Predictions for 2019 in the world of Family Law

The start of the year is a time when we reflect on the past year and look forward to the next 12 months. So as we

Pencil iconBy Sophie Arrowsmith on 23rd January 2019

Protecting Inheritance from the pitfalls of Divorce

Domestic Abuse victims to be given more rights under the new Domestic Abuse Law published today

In the midst of ongoing Brexit negotiations, Theresa May’s government has set time aside to publish a draft bill today, after almost two years

Pencil iconBy Sophie Arrowsmith on 21st January 2019

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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