The team works extremely hard for its clients, is friendly and easy to work with, and operates in a very professional manner.Legal 500 2019
I have always found the property team at Dutton Gregory to be very efficient and conscientious; they are a pleasure to work with.Legal 500 2019
The team at Dutton Gregory stands out for its ability to assist clients with 'understanding any technical issues which arise and helping to resolve the legal problems all the way to a conclusion'.Legal 500 2018
Dutton Gregory LLP provides ‘a very good service’ and ‘enjoys a warm and friendly relationship with clients’.Legal 500 2018
Sophie joined Dutton Gregory in 2020 as an Associate Solicitor in their Commercial Property Team
With over 20 years’ experience, Sophie is a commercial property specialist with extensive experience in all types of land, property and business sales and acquisitions, leases and contracts, portfolio management and finance acting for a wide variety of clients across many sectors.
Sophie advises on the property-related legal requirements of large corporations, SMEs, developers, landowners, private investors, charities and pension companies within the industrial, office, retail, leisure and healthcare industries. Her work involves lease and contract negotiation from heads of terms through to complex commercial structures, share and asset transactions, finance and development and option agreements.
With a particular specialism within the healthcare sector, Sophie advises both experienced owners as well as first-time buyers, groups, partnerships and lenders involving asset and share sales and acquisitions, development, re-finance and business restructuring of care homes, day care nurseries, doctors’ and dentists’ practices.
- Carried out a £10 million refinance of a portfolio of 10 day care nurseries including two additional acquisitions.
- Purchased a flagship development site in Kent for a care home group.
- Organised the property aspects of a company statutory de-merger involving the transfer of a residential and commercial investment portfolio worth £26 million to subsidiaries.
- Headed the team carrying out a £4 million refinance of a portfolio of 24 residential ground rents and two commercial sites.
"Sophie is efficient and professional."
"I was extremely satisfied with Sophie's help in seeing the purchase through." (Care Home Purchase)
"My experience has been extremely good. I valued the level of communication with Sophie."
"You have some stellar people in the firm now with Sophie Macarthy." (Solicitor)
For more information please call Sophie on 023 8021 3290