Sophie's clients value her strategic approach to advising on a wide range of contentious and advisory matters within the media and technology sector.

Sophie is a partner in the Sydney office, and head of the Disputes practice in Australia. She specialises in media and technology advice and disputes, including data protection and publication laws. Sophie works closely with the Technology and Communications group, as well as the Intellectual Property team.

With over 22 years' experience, Sophie acts on a wide range of disputes work within the media, telecommunications and information technology sectors. Her particular areas of expertise are media and technology-related advice and disputes; privacy (including in relation to digital health); surveillance; and communication laws. Her work has required consideration of a variety of IP, contract and content issues, and includes acting for clients in relation to cyber-security on a variety of data breaches.

In recent years, Sophie has advised on privacy, surveillance and other regulatory issues in relation to a variety of complex projects as well as supervising day to day privacy work. She has prepared PIAs for complex digital health, smart metering and transportation projects. Sophie has also advised on cyber-security issues, and particularly responses to data breaches.

Sophie is a co-author of the Thomson Reuters looseleaf publication Media & Internet Law & Practice.

Sophie is a member of the executive committee of the Communications and Media Law Association, and is a past president of that association. She is a member of the International Institute of Communications Australian Committee and of the National Standing Committee for Digital Trade. She also sits on the advisory board of the UTS Centre for Media Transition.

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  1. Sophie is described as "a very good media and copyright specialist - a great strategic thinker for the large complex cases."

    Chambers Asia Pacific, 2017