Sophie Lee is a personal injury lawyer, with a particular interest in public liability and work injury damages. Sophie was admitted as a solicitor in February 2016, and is a member of the Law Society of NSW. She previously worked as a Law Clerk, Field Officer and Administrative Officer at Aboriginal Legal Services in Taree.
She was recently involved in four public liability matters where the plaintiffs had been exposed to contaminants and hazardous material in the ground where they had been conducting excavation works. The workers were unaware that hazardous waste was buried at the site where they were conducting the works, following a fatal truck accident in 1980. It was later revealed that the head contractor of the project site had been aware of the accident and the fact that contaminants were buried on site.
Sophie has a natural empathy for clients and their legal circumstances. Her best professional attributes are her organisation and time management skills. She likes being prompt and well-prepared for any scenario. Sophie is also a thorough and time-efficient solicitor, which is important in drafting court documents, researching and in preparing submissions to support a claim.
Outside of work, Sophie likes bushwalking and going to the gym, as well as being involved in a weekly community-based park run every Saturday morning. Sophie lives on a farm and enjoys spending time with her family, who live next door. She recently started incubating her own chickens, as well fermenting her own kombucha at home.
Sophie has an arts degree majoring in politics and policy and international relations in addition to her legal qualifications.