Clerk: Alistair Coyne
Secretary: Frances Cordell
Sophie was admitted to the Bar in 1991 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2007.
Sophie specialises in intellectual property, in all areas of patents, trade marks, copyright, breach of confidence and the law of trade secrets, industrial designs, passing off and related misleading conduct and consumer law. She has acted on behalf of both Australian and International clients in litigation concerning mining, pharmaceutical and engineering patents. She has also appeared in competition law and administrative law matters.
Sophie has extensive experience as a trial lawyer and an appellate advocate and appears regularly in the Federal Court. She has also appeared in the NSW Supreme Court. Sophie has also appeared in a number of leading intellectual property cases in the High Court of Australia.