Sophie Christodoulou



Sophie joined the Commercial Litigation team in Leeds after completing her final training seat with them. She has considerable experience of construction disputes acting on behalf of employers, contractors and guarantors. Sophie has advised on bonds and guarantees. 

She also has experience of intellectual property litigation and has represented clients, both claimant and defendant, in respect of trademark infringement and passing off. Sophie has advised additionally on defamation.

Sophie has extensive experience in matters of professional negligence, acting on behalf of claimants against accountants, solicitors, insurers, brokers and surveyors. 

She has defended significant claims against company directors under the Directors Disqualification Act and claimed against directors for breach of fiduciary duties and breach of obligations under the Companies Act 2006. 

Sophie also has wide ranging debt recovery experience and experience of general contract disputes. 

Recent highlights:

  • Defending a claim against an employer and guarantor for breach of their obligations under an agreement for lease in respect of the design and construction of an effluent treatment plant, leading to an extremely favourable outcome for the clients. 
  • Successfully appealing the decision of the Court to not set aside a statutory demand issued by a contractor against an employer, by demonstrating to the appeal Judge that the employer had a genuine cross claim for liquidated damage under a building contract. 
  • Securing a significant settlement for a large high street bank relating to its claim against two surveyors for negligent overvaluation of a multi-million pound commercial property. 
  • Extricating two directors entirely from a claim for breach of section 15 Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 with an Order for costs.

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