In the Spotlight – Sophie Wheeldon
Sophie Wheeldon, a solicitor in the firm's Commercial Property team, has recently been promoted to Associate.
What is your name?
Where do you live?
What connects you to East Yorkshire?
I've always lived here - I love it!
Tell us about your family?
I am very close with my family. My parents and my sister live in the same village as me so I see them all the time (which is handy if there is a spider in the house or I am out of food). My sister is also a solicitor at Rollits.
Why did you decide on a legal career?
I wanted to be an actress when I was younger. I loved musical theatre. I didn't get my call for the West End so this was the next best thing!
What do you do in your job as a Solicitor?
I deal with commercial property work (sales, purchases, leases, mortgages etc.) for businesses. I give legal advice, draft legal documents, research cases and liaise with clients.
What is the best piece of advice you have received so far in your career?
Be proactive, not reactive.
What is your most treasured possession?
My home - I love it so much! It is lovely and calm after a crazy day at the office. I am obsessed with cleaning it and I cannot wait until I have finished decorating it (so I can decorate it all over again!).
If you could invite three people to dinner (dead or alive) who would they be?
Probably three friends but I suppose I should say Winston Churchill, Michael McIntyre and Beyoncé (although I am not sure if they would all get on).
What is the last film you watched?
I can't remember the last time I watched a film but I am currently watching Money Heist on Netflix. It is in Spanish so I have to have the subtitles on but it is great!
What's your perfect holiday destination?
I love Cala d'Or in Majorca (I must have been about 20 times!). However, I think life is too short to go to the same place every year as there is so much of the world to see. I went to Costa Rica last year and it was the most amazing place I have ever visited. It is unbelievably beautiful and the wildlife is absolutely incredible (there are wild macaws and tucans flying around and sitting in the trees). I honestly couldn't recommend it enough.
What makes Yorkshire special?
It is where the Yorkshire pudding came from.
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