Sophie acts on a range of constitutional matters, including setting up and registering new charities with the Charity Commission and assisting established charities with incorporation. She advises charities on governance issues, grant and funding arrangements, collaborations and resource sharing agreements. She is also experienced in academy matters and works with single and multi academy trusts on academy conversions, transfers and establishing free schools.
Sophie qualified as a solicitor in the Charity & Social Enterprise Team in April 2013. She was a paralegal in our academies team for 18 months before she began her training contract. Before joining Stone King, Sophie worked in-house in the European headquarters of an international telecoms company in Amsterdam and as an adjudicator for the Financial Ombudsman Service, experience which allows her to bring a strong, well-rounded commercial perspective to her work.