Stephenson Harwood LLP

Sophie Schultz

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A specialist property litigator with over 14 years' experience, Sophie helps clients navigate the complexities of property law and resolve disputes quickly and cost-effectively.

Sophie has acted on a wide range of landlord and tenant claims. She also has extensive experience in the development sphere, advising both developers and neighbours on issues such as nuisance claims, rights of light claims and injunctions. Other experience includes adverse possession, boundaries, easements, insolvency-related issues, joint ventures, leasehold enfranchisement, professional negligence, residential property and sale and purchase disputes.

Sophie aims to resolve disputes without court proceedings wherever possible. Often straightforward 'without prejudice negotiations' are most effective but she also has experience of mediation, arbitration and expert determination where needed. Sophie gives practical and effective advice and deploys a range of strategies. Clients express their appreciation of having her in their corner to fight their side.

Sophie also advises on risk management, for example the existence and implications of a split reversion and how to structure a development title to avoid enfranchisement risk.

She is a solicitor advocate and member of the Property Litigation Association. Sophie has written for Property Week, Estates Gazette, Landlord & Tenant Review and FM World.