Sophie Turrell

Family Team


Sophie Turrell

Sophie is a solicitor in the family department. She qualified in September 2021 having joined the firm as a trainee in September 2019. 

Despite having recently qualified, Sophie has had a wide exposure to private law children disputes. Sophie has been instructed in cases involving serious allegations of domestic and sexual abuse, and parental alienation. 

She is also regularly instructed in financial remedy proceedings. Sophie prides herself in assisting and advising clients in an attempt to reach a financial agreement avoiding court proceedings. She also has experience should matters become contentious. 

Sophie understands that any disputes arising from family matters is an incredibly stressful and emotional time. Sophie is known to put her clients at ease and provide easy to manage explanations at every stage of the process. Sophie works tirelessly to ensure the best possible outcome for her clients whilst also providing sound and realistic advice. 

With the recent introduction of no-fault divorce in the UK, Sophie has a strong knowledge of the effects of the change to the legislation surrounding divorce and can provide ample advice to any clients seeking clarification in light of the recent changes. 

Sophie is continuing to build on her experience in Family and Matrimonial matters and benefits from working alongside other colleagues in the team with well over 40 years of combined experience. 

Sophie has a masters in law from BPP Law School, with her final project involving a critical analysis of the UK Surrogacy Laws and single applicants. 

Sophie’s particular specialisms are
• Divorce / Separation;
Financial Remedy / Financial settlements including variations and enforcements of orders;
Unmarried Couples / Cohabitation Disputes;
• Children / Child Arrangement Orders;
Domestic Abuse / Injunction Proceedings. 

Recent highlights include
• Advising and representing a number of clients with regard to the new no-fault divorce law. 

• Acting for a number of parents in cases involving domestic abuse allegations, including sexual abuse, made against them or involving the children.

• Acting for parents during ongoing contentious child arrangements proceedings, including multi-day hearings. 

• Advising and acting on cases involving step-children and disputes between step-parents and biological parents.

• Successfully referring clients to mediation and drafting associated Consent Orders where an agreement has been reached, avoiding lengthy and costly court proceedings. 

• Representing numerous clients during ongoing financial remedy proceedings and successfully navigating them through the court arena. 

• Successfully obtaining a Mesher Order to allow a wife to remain in the matrimonial home following a divorce.

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