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Sophie Robins


Commercial Property

Sophie is an experienced Commercial Property Solicitor with a reputation for getting to know her clients’ businesses and objectives to give business focused advice.

Based in the Firm’s Canterbury office, she joined Girlings in February 2019 from asb Law LLP. During her career she has acted for individuals and corporate clients including SME businesses, banks and primary and secondary schools in transactions involving commercial leases, property sales and purchases and refinancing.

Recent career highlights include acting on the sale of a mixed use multi-let property in East Kent for £2.5m, a £5m property portfolio refinance, and advising on property aspects for various business acquisitions.

She is a member of Kent Law Society and CRELA.

Sophie graduated from the University of East Anglia with a BA (Hons) in History of Art. After graduation she worked for a marine conservation charity in Belize and the Philippines and then an art gallery in London. From a legal family, she had always been interested in the profession and decided to pursue a career in the law. She studied at The College of Law, in London, qualified as a Solicitor in 2005 and has been specialising in commercial property since 2015.

Commercial Property


Sophie has experience dealing with:

  • Commercial property leases for long and short terms, including reversionary leases, lease renewals under the provision of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 and leases by reference
  • Landlord and tenant management work including licenses to assign, sublet, alter, deeds of surrender and break notices as well as other general property management documents for landlords or tenants
  • Buying and selling freehold and leasehold property, including property portfolio
  • Academy conversions for primary and secondary schools including coordinating with the Department of Education, and applications for disposal of school playing fields
  • Secured lending transaction acting for HSBC Bank plc, Lloyds plc, National Westminster Bank plc and Svenska Handelsbanken AB in connection with property purchases and refinances
  • Wayleave agreements and deeds of easements


Our Experts

Jeremy Burke

Head of Department
Commercial Property

David Redgate

Commercial Property

Simon Stempien

Commercial Property

Usman Miah

Associate Solicitor
Commercial Property

Beth Norman

Associate (FCILEx)
Commercial Property

Thomas Picknell

Assistant Solicitor
Commercial Property

Lauren Jones

Assistant Solicitor
Commercial Property


It has been a real pleasure dealing with you
Barry Judd
It has been a very positive experience working with Sophie and Naomi.
Mr & Mrs Brown
Fantastic experience, brilliant communication throughout regarding updates and any questions I had. Sophie and Naomi are excellent. Thank you very much.
Kameran Sabbaghi
Great team and satisfied with the handover when others went on holiday.
Mr & Mrs Lee
Sophie was awesome and extremely helpful. I approached her during lockdown urgently needing to complete on a property purchase and she was very efficient and very helpful. I couldn’t have asked for a better service and everything was well explained. Fantastic service thanks.
This is the second time that Sophie has acted for Petersham Investments in relation to the sale of tenanted properties and we very much enjoyed working with her on both occasions.
Petersham Investments
Sophie Robins was an excellent Solicitor. She spoke to me in a manner that was both respectful and friendly. She made me feel that she was really representing my wishes and was helping me achieve the very best outcome.
Judith McCartney