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Sophie Kearney

Bar roll 2021 Admitted 2016
  • Commercial Law Tort Law
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Sophie Kearney practises primarily in commercial law

Prior to joining the Bar, Sophie was a solicitor in Arnold Bloch Leibler's litigation team, where she worked on complex commercial matters. Sophie holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne, and has a Bachelor of Science (Pure Mathematics) and Diploma of Languages (French) from the University of Melbourne.

Sophie read with Albert Dinelli and her senior mentor is Dr Oren Bigos KC. Sophie is currently a monitor of the Insolvency Law Section of Commercial Bar Association.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation


Chambers & Clerk

Owen Dixon Chambers West
Level 15 Room 27

525 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Building & Construction
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Competition
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Real Property
  • Residential & Retail Tenancies
Tort Law
  • Appellate
  • Class Actions
  • Defamation
  • Negligence
  • Professional Negligence



Juris Doctor (Melb)

Bachelor of Science (Pure Mathematics) (Melb)

Diploma of Languages (French) (Melb)



Entitled to practise in

High Court of Australia

Federal Court of Australia

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Recent Cases

Since coming to the Bar, Sophie’s experience includes (in alphabetical order):

AHG WA (2015) Pty Ltd v Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd [2023] FCA 1022 (allegations of breach of good faith, unconscionable conduct and economic duress, led by R Craig KC and K Foley SC, with ors)

Alford & Ors v AMP Superannuation Limited & Ors (VID 572/2019) (class action, led by N Owens SC, with ors)

Algeri, in the matter of Gem Management Group Pty Ltd (in liq) [2022] FCA 1229 (seeking orders in a liquidation pursuant to s 90-15 of the Insolvency Practice Schedule, led by S Hay KC)

Artcam Enterprises Pty Ltd v Campbell McLaren & Ors [2023] VSC 196 (removal and replacement of trustee, led by P E Anastassiou KC and J P Carney)

ASIC v Bekier & Ors (NSD 1082/2022) (civil penalty proceeding, led by A Dinelli KC)

Carl Finance Corporation Pty Ltd v Argent Law Pty Ltd & Ors (S ECI 2022 02185) (professional negligence, misleading and deceptive conduct and enforcement of guarantee, led by P G Cawthorn KC)

Emanda Pty Ltd v Oak Capital Wholesale Fund Pty Ltd (S ECI 2022 01004) (mortgagee sale, led by P G Cawthorn KC)

GCS Agile Pty Ltd v Infosys Technologies Limited (VID 260/2021) (breach of contract and misleading and deceptive conduct, led by N De Young KC and M Marcus)

High Quality Jewellers Pty Ltd & Ors v Ramaihi (Ruling) [2022] VCC 2240 (preliminary hearing as to serious harm for defamation, unled)

Karis v Digital CC Management Pty Ltd [2022] FCA 685 and Karis v Digital CC Management Pty Ltd (No 2) [2022] FCA 859 (anti-suit injunction and misleading and deceptive conduct, led by M Harvey KC)

Liu & Ors v Kang (VID 750/2020) (defamation, led by M Marcus)

Raffin v Modern Assets Australia Pty Ltd & Ors (VID 110/2021) (strike out application, unled)

Scholes v Commonwealth of Australia [2021] FCA 1593 and Scholes v Commonwealth of Australia [2022] FCAFC 132 (tort of false imprisonment, let by A Dinelli KC)

Tan v Wee (S ECI 2022 03417) (appeal on question of law, unled)

Trade Mark Application, in the matter of 2318078 RHV (opposition to trade mark, led by M Marcus)

9 Dresden St Pty Ltd v Chris & Son Pty Ltd & Anor (S ECI 2023 02761) (caveat removal, unled)