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Sophie Read


Sophie deals with all aspects of family law including financial proceedings as well as children act proceedings and works closely with other team members.


  • Family law
  • Divorce
  • Financial proceedings - including mid-high net worth
  • Private children matters including residence, contact disputes and living arrangements
  • Cohabitation agreements and disputes
  • Pre and post nuptial agreements
  • Separation agreements


Sophie joined Brachers in 2013. She is an Associate Solicitor who deals with a full spectrum of family work. She has a particular interest and a wealth of knowledge in divorce, financial issues arising from relationship breakdown and complicated children cases, including contact and residence disputes. She is an experienced advocate who adopts a professional approach to her work and focusses on dealing with family matters in a constructive and conciliatory way.

Sophie also acts for the RSPCA in prosecuting animal welfare cases.

Sophie read Law at the University of Kent and went on to complete the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, London in 2007. She qualified as a solicitor in 2010.


  • Resolution
  • Kent Young Resolutions (Vice Chair)
  • The Law Society

Client comment:

“Thank you again for all your hard work. You’ve done an amazing job for me and I have and will continue to recommend you and Brachers for the fantastic job you have done for me. You’ve been an inspiration to me and empowered and supported me through the toughest thing I’ve ever had to deal with. So thank you so much!”


Divorce statistics 2017

The official statistics on the number of divorces in England and Wales were released on 18 October 2017 and show that there were 106,959 divorces of opposite-sex couples in 2016, an increase of 5.8% compared with 2015. Read more


Saying “I Do” to a prenuptial agreement

Prenuptial agreements may not be the most romantic part of planning your big day however they are becoming more popular and gaining momentum in the Family Courts. Read more


Non-payment of Child Maintenance to damage credit rating

From March 2015, the Child Maintenance Service, formally known as Child Support Agency, will be able to share information about the payment history of their clients with credit reference agencies if parliamentary approval is obtained. Read more

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"Very knowledgeable about divorce, the options and potential pitfalls. Very likeable and has a calming demeanour."

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"Sophie you are a superstar!"

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"Sophie was a very kind, easy to get on with solicitor."

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