Sophia is a third seat Trainee Solicitor in the Commercial Litigation team, following her seats in Banking & Finance and Real Estate. She commenced her training contract with the firm in September 2020, having previously been a paralegal with us in the Real Estate team from March 2020.
 
Prior to re-joining Shoosmiths in March 2020, she was an in-house paralegal assisting on the Planning and Real Estate aspects of the proposed terminal and associated development to support the expansion of Heathrow airport.
 
Previously, Sophia was a paralegal in the Employment team at Shoosmiths, which she joined from our Planning team where she was a PA/paralegal.
 
Before her career change led her to Shoosmiths, Sophia worked in local government as a Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages and latterly as a Council Tax Officer.
 
Sophia completed her LLB achieving First-Class Honours before undertaking her LPC.

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