Sophia is a Trainee Legal Executive in the South West Transactional Real Estate team.

She initially joined Michelmores as a Paralegal, dealing with all aspects of non-contentious commercial and residential real estate transactions. Sophia is now studying towards her CILEx qualifications. Her primary focus is in land acquisitions and disposals for residential development projects.

Sophia obtained her Bachelor Degree in Law at Shandong University in China in 2009 and graduated from Swansea University with a Master's in International Commercial and Maritime Law in 2010. Prior to joining Michelmores, she has over five years' real estate experience working for several other law firms.

Sophia is also a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese.

Recent Experience

  • Completing due diligence exercises in preparation for secured finance over several large industrial sites and residential development sites.
  • Assisting with several large development sites, dealing with option agreements, conditional contracts, transfers of phased development, transfers of affordable housing, renewals and extensions of options.
  • Being part of the team acting for several development and investment companies in relation to all their commercial property requirements. This includes the grant and assignment of leases and general landlord and tenant matters.