Ayesha Vardags, President

Precis: Senior associate Sophie specialises in all areas of family law including divorce, financial matters, the drafting of pre and post nuptial agreements and disputes in relation to children. She is particularly well versed in the area of leave to remove cases and Section 8 of the Children Act 1989. Sophie has expertise in dealing with high net worth cases that have an international element, having advised clients in a range of  cases with competing jurisdictions. Sophie is also an accredited civil and commercial mediator.

Sophie Cantillon, Senior Associate

Precis: Senior associate Sophie specialises in all areas of family law including divorce, financial matters, the drafting of pre and post nuptial agreements and disputes in relation to children. She is particularly well versed in the area of leave to remove cases and Section 8 of the Children Act 1989. Sophie has expertise in dealing with high net worth cases that have an international element, having advised clients in a range of  cases with competing jurisdictions. Sophie is also an accredited civil and commercial mediator.

Ayesha Vardags, President

Education: Sophie read Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at The London School of Economics, graduating in 2009. She then completed the Graduate Diploma in Law, and the Bar Professional Training Course at BPP Law School.

Press & publications: Sophie has been repeatedly called on to give comment to the press, most recently appearing on CNN and talkRadio.

Career: Sophie was called to the bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 2011. She joined Vardags as a Trainee Solicitor shortly thereafter, ultimately achieving a distinction in her LPC. After qualifying in August 2014, Sophie rose through the ranks to be made Senior Associate at Vardags in 2016.

As part of Vardags media team, Sophie works on the highest profile cases with absolute discretion, including acting in a High Court privacy case involving a household name celebrity.

Personal: Sophie grew up in London and enjoys socialising with friends and family. Sophie has great commercial awareness, establishing her own business at the age of 18.

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