LLB, BCom (University of Melbourne)
Sophie is an experienced divorce lawyer, having practised exclusively in family law for over a decade. She is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law, which means that she has been certified by the Law Institute of Victoria as being an expert on divorces, property settlements, parenting arrangements, and other related family law issues.
Sophie is an agile negotiator and strategic thinker and aims to resolve matters creatively, expeditiously, and collaboratively. Sophie is protective of her clients and where a fair resolution cannot be reached through negotiations, Sophie is able to robustly represent you and your interests in Court. Sophie has appeared on behalf of her clients in the Family Court of Australia, Federal Circuit Court of Australia, Supreme Court of Victoria, County Court of Victoria and Magistrates Court of Victoria.
Sophie has experience in resolving complex property settlements involving trusts, companies, overseas assets, family loans, inheritances, and taxation issues. Sophie aims to help her clients obtain a fair property settlement that recognises the contributions they have made to their family. Sophie also has a special interest in matters involving parent-to-child loans and money transfers from overseas.
With regards to parenting matters, Sophie recognises that each family has unique needs and she strives to tailor practical custody arrangements that addresses those needs. Sophie is also passionate about assisting clients to reduce conflict about children
Sophie grew up in Mount Waverley and now resides in an eastern suburb of Melbourne. Outside of the office, Sophie enjoys exploring the scenic walking trails of Victoria and spending time with her son William.