Sophia Purkis is a partner in the Dispute Resolution department at Fladgate.

Sophia specialises in the resolution of commercial and personal disputes, particularly those involving allegations of fraud, misfeasance and/or breach of duty or trust. She is an experienced trial lawyer having represented clients in leading fraud cases and is well versed in applying for and defending applications for injunctive relief including freezing and search orders.  That having been said, Sophia seeks where possible to resolve matters at the earliest opportunity and is experienced in using alternative forms of dispute resolution and mediation.

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

Sophia is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer by Chambers UK and  Legal 500 who have praised her as being “an outstanding litigator; totally committed to her clients and [having] superbly tuned antennae for the nuances of a complex fraud case and a vast talent for absorbing the detail of a case”.

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 regularly for the legal press.

She qualified in 1998 becoming a partner in 2003.  She joined Fladgate in June 2012.

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