Sophie Mariole


Barrister | Accredited Mediator

Mobile:
Admitted:
13 Apr 2010
Bar:
22 Oct 2015
Location:
Room 1018, Owen Dixon Chambers East,
205 William Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Sophie practices in family and de facto law together with a broad range of commercial litigation matters.  She is also an accredited mediator and accepts to mediate in such areas of law.    

Since coming to the Bar, she has appeared led and unled in trials in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court in family law and de facto disputes in Victoria and New South Wales including in circuits in Albury, Wollongong, Geelong and Shepparton.  

A selection of reported judgments in which she has appeared include:    

  • Dunworth & Falletti [2020] FamCA 178 - unled in an interim application in the Family Court with respect to an injunction sought on account of an impending sale of property where jurisdiction had yet to be estbalished.
  • Albert v Plowman [2018] FCCA 3579 - unled in trial in the Federal Circuit Court in Woollongong, New South Wales involving a high conflict parental relationship whereby allegations of sexual abuse had been made.   
  • Hewson & Boyce [2018] FCCA 3726 - unled in a property adjustment trial in the Federal Circuit Court.
  • Malone & Malone [2017] FamCA 1157 - unled in a parenting and property adjustment trial in the Family Court.
  • Sanderson & Oliver [2016] FCCA 2134 - led by Leslie Glick QC opposing an application for leave to commence de facto property settlement proceeding out of time in the Federal Circuit Court.
  • Owen & Owen [2016] FCCA 2130 - unled in a trial with respect to parenting and property adjustment in the Federal Circuit Court.
  • Jinson & Fletcher (No 2) [2015] FamCA 1153 - appearing led by Ian Percy in an interlocutory application in a property adjustment proceeding in the Family Court.

 

Prior to signing the roll, she was an Assistant Registrar at the Commercial Court of the Supreme Court of Victoria.  She also worked for four years as a solicitor at Robertson Hyetts in Bendigo.  Her diverse practice was primarily commercial litigation which involved disputes relating to contractual matters, banking and finance, securities, bankruptcy, insolvency as well as employment law.  Sophie was also an Associate to the Honourable Justices Nahum Mushin, her Excellency Governor of Victoria Linda Dessau AM and the Honourable Michael Watt at the Family Court of Australia. 

She speaks fluent French and read with Robert Heath QC.  Sophie is a member of the Family Law Section of the Family Law Council of Australia and of the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators.  She is available to conduct mediations at a reduced, fixed rate pursuant to the AIFLAM Fixed Fee Mediation Scheme and the Magistrates' Court Sinlge List External Mediators.

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

Commercial Law
Family Law

Profile1

Sophie practices in family and de facto law together with a broad range of commercial litigation matters.  She is also an accredited mediator and accepts to mediate in such areas of law.    

Since coming to the Bar, she has appeared led and unled in trials in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court in family law and de facto disputes in Victoria and New South Wales including in circuits in Albury, Wollongong, Geelong and Shepparton.  

A selection of reported judgments in which she has appeared include:    

  • Dunworth & Falletti [2020] FamCA 178 - unled in an interim application in the Family Court with respect to an injunction sought on account of an impending sale of property where jurisdiction had yet to be estbalished.
  • Albert v Plowman [2018] FCCA 3579 - unled in trial in the Federal Circuit Court in Woollongong, New South Wales involving a high conflict parental relationship whereby allegations of sexual abuse had been made.   
  • Hewson & Boyce [2018] FCCA 3726 - unled in a property adjustment trial in the Federal Circuit Court.
  • Malone & Malone [2017] FamCA 1157 - unled in a parenting and property adjustment trial in the Family Court.
  • Sanderson & Oliver [2016] FCCA 2134 - led by Leslie Glick QC opposing an application for leave to commence de facto property settlement proceeding out of time in the Federal Circuit Court.
  • Owen & Owen [2016] FCCA 2130 - unled in a trial with respect to parenting and property adjustment in the Federal Circuit Court.
  • Jinson & Fletcher (No 2) [2015] FamCA 1153 - appearing led by Ian Percy in an interlocutory application in a property adjustment proceeding in the Family Court.

 

Prior to signing the roll, she was an Assistant Registrar at the Commercial Court of the Supreme Court of Victoria.  She also worked for four years as a solicitor at Robertson Hyetts in Bendigo.  Her diverse practice was primarily commercial litigation which involved disputes relating to contractual matters, banking and finance, securities, bankruptcy, insolvency as well as employment law.  Sophie was also an Associate to the Honourable Justices Nahum Mushin, her Excellency Governor of Victoria Linda Dessau AM and the Honourable Michael Watt at the Family Court of Australia. 

She speaks fluent French and read with Robert Heath QC.  Sophie is a member of the Family Law Section of the Family Law Council of Australia and of the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators.  She is available to conduct mediations at a reduced, fixed rate pursuant to the AIFLAM Fixed Fee Mediation Scheme and the Magistrates' Court Sinlge List External Mediators.

Other Languages Spoken

  • French