Sofiya is a solicitor in the Planning and Compulsory Purchase team working on energy and infrastructure projects (with a particular experience in onshore and offshore wind).

Sofiya also has experience advising clients on planning appeals, High Court challenges as well as compulsory purchase order promotion and compensation.

Sofiya has a particular interest in renewable energy and sustainable development. She contributes articles on these topics (Journal of Planning and Environment Law) and also gets invited to speak at universities (Durham University).

  • Acting for a major offshore wind developer on a nationally significant infrastructure project in the east of England.
  • Acting for a major onshore wind developer on a development of national significance in Wales.
  • Acting for acquiring authorities in the promotion of compulsory purchase orders, including advising on compulsory purchase compensation for North Somerset Council on the Banwell Bypass.
  • Acting for a wide client base ranging from individual developers to local government departments.
  • Day-to-day planning advice, including in relation to public rights of way and agricultural occupancy conditions.