Sophie Lloyd

JD, PGDipArts, BA
Area of law:
Administrative decision making and review, Interpretation and development of legislation, Public sector governance and integrity, Royal commissions and inquiries, Planning and environment, Disciplinary proceedings and prosecutions

Sophie works in regulatory and administrative law, assisting with providing legal advice about investigations, public inquiries, prosecutions, as well as judicial and merits review of government decisions.

Sophie advises Government Departments and Victorian Public Sector clients in the prosecution of summary and indictable offences, as well as judicial review and merits review of decisions. She provides advice and litigation services for internal administrative decision making bodies and in both the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Supreme Court. Sophie also assists clients with internal investigations and public inquiries regarding administrative law, disciplinary and integrity matters.

Prior to joining the VGSO, Sophie worked as an Investigation Officer at the Victorian Ombudsman. At the VO, Sophie investigated administrative decision-making by a wide range of statutory authorities. The investigations involved complex and sensitive matters, and required her to undertake statutory interpretation and apply pragmatic problem solving skills to discrete and systemic issues.

While studying law, Sophie worked as a Research Assistant at Melbourne Law School and in barristers' chambers. She also volunteered at public-interest law firms. Her work predominantly focused on administrative and environmental law and regulation, as well as constitutional, human rights, employment and anti-discrimination law. In these roles, Sophie assisted in matters in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Federal Court.

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Reviewed 14 December 2022