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Sophia Purkis

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Fladgate LLP

Work Department

Dispute Resolution: commercial litigation, civil fraud and asset recovery.

Position

Sophia Purkis is a partner in the dispute resolution department at Fladgate.

She specialises in the resolution of commercial disputes particularly where allegations of fraud are made.

Sophia acts for individuals and organisations and for claimants and defendants to claims. Many of her clients have businesses or live abroad and she has acted in many complex multi-jurisdictional disputes.

She is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer in civil fraud and fraud claims by Legal 500 and Chambers UK. Sophia is also recognised as a Thomson Reuters superlawyer.

Sophia is a committee member of the London Solicitors Litigation Association and the vice chairman (civil) of the Fraud Lawyers Association.  She writes frequently for the legal press.

She qualified in 1998 and joined Fladgate in June 2012.

Career

Trained Kingsley Napley, qualified 1998, partner 2003; partner Fladgate 2012. Publications of note: regularly writes for the New Law Journal and Solicitors Journal.

Member

Fraud Lawyers Association, vice chairman (civil); Solicitors Litigation Association, executive committee member.

Education

Stanborough School; University of Exeter (BA 1988); University of Westminster (CPE 1994-95); College of Law (LPC 1995-96).


London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Leading individuals

Sophia Purkis - Fladgate LLP

Within: Fraud: civil

Fladgate LLP offers broad expertise on fraud matters, with the 'innovative and nimble' practice joining forces with lawyers from the wider firm's regulatory, trusts, employment, insolvency and banking teams to provide a co-ordinated service. Clients include high-net-worth individuals, family run companies, and publicly listed and international companies. The 'dynamic' and 'exceptionally bright' Sophia Purkis heads the team; she is particularly experienced in multi-party actions and multi-jurisdictional civil fraud claims that involve criminal proceedings. David Breslin, Ben Drew and John Ford have all recently joined the firm as partners, from Gowling WLG, Osborne Clarke LLP and Pinsent Masons LLP respectively.

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