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Sophie Brookes


  • Location: Manchester
  • Email: Sophie Brookes
  • Direct Telephone: +44 (0) 161 836 7823
  • Direct Fax: +44 (0) 161 836 7701
  • Mobile: +44 (0) 7746 573 344


Sophie leads the team of professional support lawyers at Gateley Plc and also manages the firm’s Information Resources and Learning & Development teams. As a Corporate PSL, Sophie’s over-reaching responsibility is to ensure that Gateley Plc’s lawyers and clients are kept up to date with new law and market practice in the dynamic world of corporate finance.


Sophie’s role includes analysing new law and practice to advise on how these could affect Gateley Plc’s clients and their transactions. She also identifies future developments and designs new processes to help us deliver commercial legal services efficiently and effectively.

Sophie communicates significant developments in the corporate arena via our blogs and regular updates. She is an accomplished public speaker, regularly designing and delivering bespoke presentations to Gateley Plc’s clients and contacts.


Sophie has been named as a ‘Star legal writer’ three times by The Lawyer.

In November 2017, Sophie designed and ran a day-long conference for UK Sport on governance and directors’ duties. Having spoken at the Ark Group Professional Support Lawyers Conference 2016, discussing ways in which senior partners are leveraging PSLs to optimise client service, Sophie was asked back to speak again at the 2017 conference, this time focussing on how law firms can overcome barriers to knowledge sharing.


Sophie enjoys going to the theatre and is an avid reader of modern novels. She is an overly competitive card-player who also enjoys making chutney and singing loudly!