Sofie specialises in trust, asset tracing and fraud claims. She has extensive experience in a wide range of complex cases, often with an international element, usually an off shore trust, trustees and/or beneficiaries.
Prior to joining Edmonds Marshall Mc Mahon, Sofie was a Partner in Boodle Hatfield’s contentious trust team, where she worked from 2006. During this period, she acted on a number of trust and probate matters, frequently with an international dimension and involving allegations of dishonesty. Whilst at Boodle Hatfield, she also continued to represent victims of fraud, both companies and individuals in assisting them to recover through the civil courts the proceeds of fraud.
Sofie developed her specialism in trust and fraud cases, including cases of undue influence and forgery, whilst working in Allen & Overy’s trust, asset tracking and fraud group, between 1998 and 2001. It was at Allen & Overy that she gained experience of obtaining freezing and proprietary injunctions, search orders and Norwich Pharmacal orders.
Sofie also has the advantage of having worked in house. Between 2001 to 2005, Sofie worked in the litigation team at Lloyds of London. Whilst she continued to work on cases where there were allegations of dishonesty or wrongdoing, her experience in house provided her with an understanding of the importance at the outset of a case, of identifying the client’s objectives and delivering a solution that meets those objectives.
She is a noted individual in both the Chambers UK and Global guides, describing her as “excellent” that she “oozes confidence,” and “.. is good at communicating with clients” and that she “..has probably the most accurate instinct for how something will pan out in court; it is almost uncanny.”
In Chambers and Partners 2016, Sofie is ranked as a band 2 individual and is described as “a versatile practitioner with considerable experience in heavyweight trust disputes. She has particular expertise handling multi-jurisdictional matters that involve fraud and asset-tracing elements.” “She is brilliant and completely unflappable,” states one interviewee, adding “She can make quick decisions and react quickly to pretty hostile litigation.”