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 administrative, regulatory and environmental law. She provides legal advice to a wide range of departments and agencies about legislative drafting, administrative decision-making, public inquiries and litigation. Additionally, Sophie assists clients with investigations regarding administrative and disciplinary law, and integrity matters.

Sophie has worked in all Victorian courts and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, assisting with prosecutions, civil litigation, as well as both judicial and merits review of government decisions. She has experience prosecuting summary and indictable offences, including regulatory offences.

Sophie has an interest in human rights and First Peoples justice. Currently, she provides legal services to the whole of the Victorian Government in relation to the Yoorrook Justice Commission.

Prior to joining the VGSO, Sophie worked as an Investigation Officer at the Victorian Ombudsman, where she investigated administrative decision-making. The investigations involved complex and sensitive matters, and required her to apply pragmatic problem-solving skills to discrete and systemic issues.

Sophie has also worked in domestic and international environmental and public law at the United Nations Environment Programme, the University of Melbourne and at public-interest law firms in Australia and the United States.

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Reviewed 30 May 2023