Sophie Eales is head of the firm’s Banking team. Sophie has a range of experience across all types of finance transactions, facility agreements, security structures and complex subordination and priority arrangements. She is also experienced in managing cross department teams on projects as well as managing multi-disciplinary and/or multi-national teams of other professionals on regional, national and international projects to deliver work streams on time and within the agreed scope.
She acts for major UK lenders and significant corporates and key clients include Lloyds Bank Plc, Santander UK Plc, HSBC Plc and Post Office Limited.
In the 2018 Solent Deals Awards, Sophie was presented with the Lawyer of the Year Award.
Explains specifically what the risks are and what we are taking on. Chambers 2018
Areas of Expertise
What others say
“a delight to have in any meeting”. Chambers 2018
“loyal, very commercial and very communicative” Chambers 2018
Away from the office
Sophie enjoys most outdoor activities and is an avid sailor. If time allows she likes to head to the mountains for skiing, climbing and/or yoga. Otherwise she claims nothing beats a glass of red, roaring fire and a good book.