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Harbottle & Lewis bolsters Private Capital practice with the arrival of Sofie Hoffman

03 February 2020

Harbottle & Lewis is delighted to welcome Sofie Hoffman as a partner in its Private Capital practice group, strengthening further the Firm’s stellar offering in this area.

Sofie has acted on a number of international contentious trust and probate matters, frequently involving allegations of dishonesty. She has also represented victims of fraud, both companies and individuals in assisting them to recover through the civil courts the proceeds of fraud.

Sofie initially developed her specialism in trust and fraud cases, including cases of undue influence and forgery, whilst working at leading Magic Circle Firm Allen & Overy. It was in Allen & Overy’s trust, asset tracing and fraud group, where she gained experience of obtaining freezing and proprietary injunctions, search orders and Norwich Pharmacal orders.

Sofie also has the advantage of having worked in-house. Between 2001 to 2005, Sofie worked in the litigation team at Lloyds of London. While she continued to work on cases where there were allegations of dishonesty or wrong-doing, her in-house experience provided her with an understanding of the importance of identifying at the outset of a case the client’s objectives and delivering a solution which meets those objectives.

“We are very excited to welcome Sofie to the firm,” said Glen Atchison, Managing Partner. “Her arrival further supports our clear strategy to build and enhance our offering to private individuals, trusts and companies, as well as ultra-high net worth and global families on both non-contentious and contentious matters. Sofie’s reputation in the industry, together with her in-depth knowledge and experience will add greatly to our team and the firm.”

Sofie said: “I am delighted to join Harbottle & Lewis and to become part of its fast-growing and dynamic Private Capital practice. The move will undoubtedly be of significant benefit to the development of my practice.”

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