Sophie Holcombe


Year of Call: 2009

“Naturally blessed with strong analytical skills and commercially.”

Legal 500

Practice Overview

Sophie Holcombe has a commercial chancery practice, with a particular focus on contentious domestic and offshore trusts and civil fraud. Sophie’s work is often multi-jurisdictional, involving issues of private international law.

Currently, Sophie is instructed as junior counsel on a mass data breach claim against British Airways (Various Claimants v British Airways) and acts on behalf of a Georgian billionaire in a dispute against Credit Suisse for losses over mismanagement of an investment portfolio said to be worth over USD 1 billion, proceedings are ongoing in Singapore and Bermuda (Ivanishvili v Credit Suisse). Sophie has also acted in Muncipio de Mariana v BHP Group Plc, the largest piece of group litigation before the English Courts arising from the Fundão Dam collapse in Brazil, in Gudavadze v Anisimov, a claim for over $1.5bn relating to the Russian mining company Metalloinvest, and in the BTA v Ablyazov enforcement proceedings.

News & Events

  • News

    #SerleShare - Judgment in Bidzina Ivanishvili v Credit Suisse Life (Bermuda) [2020] CA (Bda) 13 Civ

    #SerleShare - The Bermuda Court of Appeal (Sir Christopher Clarke, Gloster and Smellie J) has dismissed Credit Suisse Life&rsquo... Read More

    News

    Chambers UK Bar 2021 Rankings - “They are excellent without exception”

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked in 11 practice areas in this year's Chambers UK... Read More

  • Events

    *FULLY BOOKED* The Governance of Charitable Companies Seminar

    Location: Serle Court, 6 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, London WC2A 3QS Read More

    Events

    Contentious Trade Mark Registry Proceedings by Michael Edenborough QC

    Location: Read More

  • “She is extraordinarily hard-working, very thorough and always fully prepared. She’s brilliant.”

    Chambers and Partners
  • “…cuts through and clarifies the essence of problems with a natural ease that provides assurance to those reliant upon her advice.”

    Client

Education & Qualifications

LLB in Law - Cardiff University (First Class Honours)
BVC - Cardiff Law School (Outstanding)

Memberships

Commercial Bar Association
Chancery Bar Association
AIPPI

VAT Number

125131557

Previous Work

Previously worked at Clyde & Co in the insurance and reinsurance department.

At the end of 2012 Sophie worked at Conyers Dill and Pearman, Cayman Islands, for three months. Work included advising on hedge funds, resisting an injunction to pre

News & Events

  • News

    #SerleShare - Judgment in Bidzina Ivanishvili v Credit Suisse Life (Bermuda) [2020] CA (Bda) 13 Civ

    #SerleShare - The Bermuda Court of Appeal (Sir Christopher Clarke, Gloster and Smellie J) has dismissed Credit Suisse Life&rsquo... Read More

    News

    Chambers UK Bar 2021 Rankings - “They are excellent without exception”

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked in 11 practice areas in this year's Chambers UK... Read More

  • Events

    *FULLY BOOKED* The Governance of Charitable Companies Seminar

    Location: Serle Court, 6 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, London WC2A 3QS Read More

    Events

    Contentious Trade Mark Registry Proceedings by Michael Edenborough QC

    Location: Read More