Sophie Read

Solicitor

I qualified as a commercial property solicitor in 2018, having started my journey with Feldon Dunsmore Solicitors on a week’s work experience in 2015.

I returned as a trainee solicitor in 2016 and have been with the firm ever since.

I have experience acting for individuals and businesses on a wide range of commercial property deals including regularly acting on the panel of a Bank in relation to secured lending transactions. I am able to take a practical, problem solving approach to transactions having had the benefit of training and practising solely within a niche commercial property law firm

I grew up in Surrey and relocated to Warwickshire in 2013 as an undergraduate student. I have since achieved a first class honours degree in Law at the University of Warwick.

I chose the alternative route of studying the LPC part-time in the evenings at the University of Law whilst undertaking my training contract full time with Feldon Dunsmore and this enabled me to start my training contract one year earlier. I was therefore delighted that, having condensed what typically takes three calendar years into two calendar years, I attained a Distinction in my LPC and the Business award for the highest mark at the Birmingham centre of the University of Law in 2017 before qualifying as a solicitor in September 2018.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time outdoors and during the summer months my weekends are kept busy competing Shire Horses in hand at agricultural shows up and down the country. I recently had the privilege of showing at the Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham which is said to be world’s most famous horse show.

One word my colleagues would use to describe me is…

Driven

The motto of my life is…

"Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming swimming swimming"

If I won the lottery I would…

Buy a farm in the middle of nowhere with stables, land, horses, dogs and no neighbours!

My chosen superhero power would be…

The ability to time travel so I could spend time with people from the past