Sophie Marjanac is an internationally recognised expert in climate change law and litigation, human rights and corporate management of environmental risk. She leads our Accountable Corporations Sub-Group, which focusses on strategic litigation and other legal interventions to drive companies towards operating within planetary boundaries. She was the lead lawyer in the ground-breaking Torres Strait Climate Case, which was the first climate case to be brought against the Australian Government on human rights grounds. She also leads the team’s work on corporate accountability and financial sector stewardship with large companies. She regularly comments on and writes about environmental and climate change law and litigation in a range of forums.


Before coming to ClientEarth, Sophie was a senior lawyer in the environment and planning law practice of the Australian law firm, Clayton Utz. She also previously worked in indigenous land rights in the remote Torres Strait region.


Sophie is qualified as a solicitor in the State of Victoria, Australia. She has a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honors and a Bachelor of International Studies with Distinction from the University of New South Wales awarded 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.