Sophie is a litigator who specialises in government and administrative law, primarily in Commonwealth Jurisdictions and Commissions of Inquiry. After four years as a commercial litigator, Sophie was called to the Bar in 2004, returning to private practice in 2013. At the end of 2013 Sophie was seconded into the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse where she acted as Principal Solicitor in the YMCA and Salvation Army Case studies.
Sophie’s time at the New South Wales Bar gives her unique expertise as a litigator, providing her clients with unparalleled solicitor advocacy and strategy developed as Counsel.
Sophie advises and represents Government departments and agencies in relation to their decision making and the judicial review of those decisions. Sophie is experienced in the carriage and management of high-volume and cohort as well as urgent litigation and injunction work.
Sophie’s experience includes advising: