Sophie joined ClientEarth in November 2015 and leads our Climate Accountability work.


Prior to joining ClientEarth, Sophie was a senior lawyer at Clayton Utz, Australia’s largest independent law firm, where she specialised in environmental and planning law. She has also previously worked in the remote Torres Strait region, where she undertook litigation, negotiation and advocacy on behalf of Indigenous Australian landowners.


Sophie was awarded a Bachelor of Laws with first class honours and a Bachelor of International Studies with distinction from the University of New South Wales in 2009.

I’m passionate about the power of the law to protect people and the environment. Climate change will be the defining feature of this century and our work is driving the step change in state policy and corporate behaviour we need to create a safe low carbon future. Our work is creative, collaborative and has real impact.