Name: Sophie Inwood

Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws (Graduate), Bachelor of  Social Sciences (Major in Criminology)

Title: Partner

Organisation: Quinert Rodda & Associates

State: Victoria

Immediation Practice Area: Mediation, Expert Determination

Profile

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.

Personal Comment

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)

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