Sophia Burton is an associate based in the London office and is a member of the International Dispute Resolution Group. Ms. Burton has extensive experience in advising clients in the energy, infrastructure and construction sectors on high-value and complex international disputes. Ms. Burton has supported her clients with all main dispute resolution procedures: arbitration (ICC and LCIA); litigation; domestic UK construction adjudication; dispute adjudication boards and mediation. Ms. Burton also has experience in non-contentious construction matters having advised clients on a range of standard and bespoke construction agreements.

Ms. Burton joined the firm in September 2018 from another U.S. law firm in London, having trained and practiced at a magic circle law firm prior to that. She graduated from Magdalene College, University of Cambridge in 2008 with a B.A. (Hons).

Ms. Burton has been named a Future Leader for Construction by Who’s Who Legal (2020). She is a co-author of “Pricing and Payment,” a chapter in The Guide to Construction Arbitration, published by Global Arbitration Review (October, 2019).

Ms. Burton was admitted as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales in 2011. She is also admitted as a solicitor advocate, with rights of audience before the higher courts.

Education

  • BPP Law School, 2009, GDL
  • University of Cambridge, 2008, B.A. (Hons)

Bar Admissions

  • Solicitor, England & Wales