Sophie Forsyth

Probate, Wills, Trusts and Lasting Powers of Attorney

Sophie ForsythSolicitor

Experience:
Sophie has a wide range of experience and she has previously assisted clients who have agricultural assets and business interests. Sophie also regularly advises clients with concerns about inheritance tax, care planning or claims being brought against their estate when they pass away. Sophie also has previous experience in high value complex injury litigation, giving her a unique insight into the difficulties that people can encounter after suffering a life changing injury.

Sophie’s role involves drafting Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney, and assisting clients in obtaining grants of probate and administering the estates of deceased loved ones. Sophie also assists clients with applying to the Court of Protection for a variety of orders where a friend or relative has lost the capacity to deal with their own property or financial affairs.

Sophie also provides advice to Attorneys and Deputies regarding their roles and obligations.

Career:
Sophie has been ranked as a “key lawyer” in the independent Legal 500 rankings every year since she qualified as a solicitor, most recently in the 2022 rankings. She is also an Associate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and a member of the Professional Deputies Forum (PDF).

Sophie gained her honours degree in Law from the University of Leicester in 2016 before achieving a distinction in her Masters from the University of Law in 2017. She qualified as a solicitor in 2019.

Sophie has a particular interest in capacity issues and Court of Protection work, which involves assisting people who struggle to deal with their own property and financial affairs. Sophie has experience in making applications for a lay person to be appointed as a Deputy, statutory wills, and replacement trustees (most commonly where a property is co-owned by someone who lacks capacity).

Favourite Testimonial:
“I have really enjoyed working with you, I think because you treat me as a person and not just another client.”

Interests/Hobbies:
Outside of work, Sophie enjoys playing netball and visiting stately homes. Sophie also loves musicals so she can often be found in local theatres!