United Kingdom | London

About Us

Hi, great to meet you. I’m Sophie Newbould, founder of Newboulds Solicitors, which opened for business in March 2017.
I’ve been a lawyer for 13 years. Helping clients navigate the law is my passion, my calling. I want to use my experience, from industry and legal practice, to help your business grow and succeed. I know how to save you time and money, both in contract management and winning business. I can negotiate terms that will strengthen your organisation. Where needed, I can defend or allege compensation to protect your business reputation and ensure justice is served. It’s that simple.
I spent several years in the construction and telecoms industry before qualifying as a business lawyer in 2008. I then moved swiftly into local government, focusing on shared and commercial tech procurements, as well as national central government technology infrastructure projects, procurements and disputes. This all means I have been involved in major infrastructure and complex commercial procurement and contract disputes for over 20 years.
I currently advise the Bank of England’s technology projects and sustainability teams as their senior commercial counsel, and my previous experience includes advising and leading negotiations on some of the UK’s largest projects:
Ministry of Justice in 2014-15 on their £1blln Future IT Solutions Programme under dispute with two major primes
Home Office’s Emergency Services Network programme in disputes and contract variations with Motorola over 2018
Met Office £1 billion supercomputer procurement in 2019
4th National Lottery Licence Senior Leadership Team over 2020-21 with Camelot and competition applicants
Founding my own firm of solicitors allows me to act for businesses supplying directly and indirectly into government and public sector organisations, provided there are no controversial conflicts of interest. This means I can use my commercial contracts knowledge and procurement expertise to help you succeed in government and public sector negotiations for contract changes, disputes, collaborations, procurements – you name it. And at the same time, we can take care of the drafting and other legal administrative support that you and your business needs.
Our small team of highly competent paralegals and technologists carry out research and development on latest laws and industry news, while also continuously improving our processes to provide you with the latest, most efficient, effective and accurate results.
Please note that security of information and client confidentiality are the highest priority duties of care I owe each and every client as their solicitor. Protecting these relationships is essential for my success as well as yours.


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