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Sophie Groves

Spear's Review

Sophie Groves was promoted to director in March 2020 ‘in recognition of her outstanding work’ at Vardags. She specialises in the resolution of financial arrangements on divorce, with a particular focus on resolving complex financial issues for both married and unmarried HNW individuals.

Groves says she typically handles matters involving assets in the tens and even hundreds of millions of pounds. A high proportion of her cases involve jurisdictional issues, offshore trusts and complex corporate structures. She also has a particular interest in pre- and post-nuptial agreements.

‘Sophie regularly draws high praise from clients,’ says the firm. ‘In particular, clients have noted her meticulous attention to detail and dedication to supporting them and ensuring that their needs are met.’

Adviser Profile

Groves offers her clients robust advice, acting as a shield and protecting them from highly stressful and acrimonious proceedings, ultimately ensuring the best outcome in their case. She adapts her tactics – entering into battle in court with a no-nonsense approach where appropriate, or alternatively using her skills of narrowing down any areas of conflict to allow constructive dialogues with opponents resulting in highly favourable out of court settlements.

Groves recognises the need to address the human elements of a case and adjusts her advice to the unique facts. She is praised for her 'wisdom' and 'firmness (when needed)' on her clients’ behalf, and her ability to think outside the box to secure the best result.

Rank: Rising star

Rising star 2022, Family Lawyers

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