Name: Sophie Inwood
Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws (Graduate), Bachelor of Social Sciences (Major in Criminology)
Organisation: Quinert Rodda & Associates
Immediation Practice Area: Mediation, Expert Determination
I am a Partner and the head of the litigation and insolvency team at Quinert Rodda & Associates. I began my career in Sydney where I worked for around four years in the Commercial Litigation and Insolvency sector. In 2011 I relocated to Melbourne and since then I have practiced predominantly in the area of commercial litigation. I have substantial experience in running large scale and complex litigation, with a particular focus on insolvency, bankruptcy, and commercial litigation.
Most recently, my work has included acting for corporate and personal insolvency practitioners including court action arising from their appointments and recovery actions, acting for both individual and corporations involved in civil litigation throughout New South Wales, Western Australia and Victorian Courts and Tribunals, assisting clients in financial distress and advising them as necessary in respect of all aspects of insolvency, providing advice to corporate and commercial clients on various matters including commercial contracts, structuring and restructuring, and merger and acquisition transactions, advising on industry specific anti-competitive behaviours and potential actions under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, advising on ASIC investigations on behalf of Company Directors and related parties, acting on behalf of the non-bankrupt spouse in an uncommercial transaction claim brought by the trustee of their bankrupt spouse.
I am the current Treasurer of the Bayley House – Victorian Annual Fundraising Lunch as well as a current member of Women in Insolvency and Restructuring Victoria (WIRV), a member of Victorian Women Lawyers and the National Association of Women in Construction (Australia). I am also a member of the Law Institute of Victoria. In 2018, I was invited by the Honourable Justice Maxwell to join his Solicitor Advocates for Change group – an initiative which aims to help achieve equity and equality within the legal profession.
I am passionate about mediation and its ability to empower parties to negotiate their own agreed outcome without the need to hand over control and the ultimate outcome to the Courts
Immediation Area(s) of Expertise
Banking and Finance (Bankruptcy and Insolvency), Corporate and Commercial (Contracts, Corporations Corporate and Commercial, Directors Duties)