Senior Associate LLB (QUT) BA (Government) (UQ)
Long time Cooroy local, Sophie Paras re-joined the firm in July 2022, having decided to return to private practice after 10 years as inhouse Counsel with a local government body.
Since being admitted as a Solicitor in 2001 Sophie has practiced in commercial and property law with expertise in leasing, property development, business law, trust law, and estate planning and administration.
Having spent time in both private practice and as a corporate Solicitor, Sophie is as comfortable working on everyday matters for individuals as she is working alongside Government bodies and large development corporations. Sophie’s time in local government saw her involved in property transactions at the Sunshine Coast Airport and Caloundra Aerodrome as well as negotiating multi-party agreements between State departments, the developer and Council in relation to the development of Aura. This time also enabled Sophie to expand on her understanding of governance, policy and property matters.
At the end of a long week, Sophie loves nothing more than spending time with her family, baking out of this world cakes and keeping her menagerie of pets happy.