Sophie Townes

Business, Corporate Finance

Title: Associate

Tel: 0191 226 7840

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Sophie is an Associate in the Corporate department.

She primarily deals with banking and finance transactions as well as acquisitions, disposals and corporate restructuring.

Sophie also has a wealth of knowledge in Real Estate law; after joining the firm in 2017, Sophie spent 18 months prior to the commencement of her training contract in the Real Estate department as a paralegal.


  • Acting for Converse Pharma in its £60m refinance of existing facilities to RBS Invoice Finance and Secure Trust Bank;
  • Acting for a care home operator in its £40m refinance of existing facilities to Yorkshire Bank plc;
  • Acting for exiting shareholders in a £7m management buy-out;
  • Acting for an individual shareholder in the disposal of a specialist care and education provider to a national acquirer.


The Legal 500 Guide 2024 ranked Sophie as a key lawyer where is was said “The legal work for our transaction was led by Adrian Dye and assisted by Sophie Townes. Both were extremely knowledgeable and professional. Sophie handled most of our face-to-face transaction and communication and expertise was excellent.”

The Chambers UK Guide described the Corporate team as having “Excellent service levels. They are very responsive and commercially minded” and that“they are insightful, intelligent, professional, and an extension of my business. They feel like part of our everyday life and business.”

Key Practice Areas

  • Corporate Finance & Private Equity
  • Business Support & Restructuring
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Banking & Finance
  • Real Estate Finance