Sophie is a lawyer working in the workplace relations, child safety and discrimination teams at Moores.
Sophie provides advice, representation and training to clients in a variety of sectors, including not-for-profit organisations, community services, and education providers. Her work includes assisting clients with workplace investigations, claims under the Fair Work Act and anti-discrimination laws, compliance with industrial instruments, and developing workplace policies and procedures.
Sophie also advises clients on preventing and responding to child safety concerns. With a background in leadership and development training for youth and children, with a particular focus on gender and respectful relationships, Sophie is well equipped to deliver child safety and consent training. Sophie also has a keen interest in gender and inclusion, with experience developing policies for gender diversity, LGBTQIA+ inclusion, and respectful relationships, within schools and workplaces. This experience builds upon Sophie’s background in gender advocacy prior to entering the law, as well as her undergraduate degree in Gender Studies.
Sophie is also passionate about providing pro bono legal assistance to promote access to justice for individuals who are otherwise unable to obtain legal representation. She has a particular interest in advocating for individuals seeking asylum or refugee status. Prior to joining Moores, Sophie assisted with a broadly publicized application for Habeus Corpus in the Federal Court, which resulted in the release of an Aboriginal man from immigration detention.
Sophie values a person-centered approach to legal practice, and seeks to navigate clients’ commercial and organizational needs with empathy.
“I value the opportunity to engage with clients and colleagues who are motivated to ‘do good’. I am excited by the prospect of guiding our clients as they make positive change within their organisations and the community around them. As a workplace, Moores promotes an exceptional culture of care and inclusion for its people, which allows us to do our best for our clients. “
Sophie commenced her legal career after dabbling in the world of acting for film and television. She thinks she’d make a great candidate for a role on Suits.