Sophie Ogborne has a Bachelor of Laws from University of Wollongong and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law. She was admitted to practice in New South Wales in 2020. Sophie has experience in criminal law, civil law, family law and in the criminal and equity divisions of the Supreme Court.
Sophie now practices exclusively in criminal and traffic law and draws on her experience working in multiple practice areas prior to specialising. She has worked in a wide range of legal environments and roles including a small private practice, assisting counsel in complex trials, hearings and sentence matters, interning with judges of the District Court, and working in the criminal division of the Office of the Legal Aid Commission.
Sophie understands that being charged with an offence and navigating the criminal justice system can be overwhelming and intimidating. She is passionate about empowering her clients with honest and thorough advice so they can make the best decision. She is dedicated in her representation of clients and prepares meticulously to achieve the best results. She works closely with the Practice Directors and other Senior Criminal Associates assisting in high-level criminal matters, to expand her knowledge of criminal procedure and serious indictable offences.
Sophie is from a fourth-generation legal family and has always been interested in and passionate about legal practice and the rule of law. She is especially passionate about the environment, nature and sustainability.
She is devoted to achieving justice for her clients and bettering her community. In her spare time, she heads a not-for-profit grassroots organization that aims to stop mining under the Sydney drinking water catchment.
Memberships and affiliations
Member of the Law Society of New South Wales
- Fail to Nominate the Driver of a Vehicle (NSW)
- Low Range Drink Driving (NSW)
- Licensing and Speeding Appeals (NSW)
- Combined Offence of Drink AND Drug Driving (NSW)
- The Offence of Police Pursuit (NSW)
- High Range Drink Driving (NSW)
- Refusing or Failing to Provide a Breath Test Sample (NSW)
- Refusing or Failing to Provide a Breath Analysis Sample (NSW)
- Bail Following A Conviction (NSW)
- Bail in NSW
- Immediate License Suspensions (NSW)
Sophie helped me with my case. She was very professional and most importantly, caring about my concerns and helped me sort out issues one by one. It was my first experience talking to a lawyer but did not make me nervous at all. Great work!
Went to Armstrong legal in November 2021 to fight a traffic offence and was introduced to Max, who guided me through the whole legal process and showed me what to do. He was patient, courteous, knowledgeable and engaging, which made the process much easier. However, in May 2022 Max left and Sophie Ogborne took over the reins. In a short time (6 weeks) she put all the documents together and like Max had all the attributes listed above and more, showing a great amount of professionalism and knowledge despite my many questions. Sophie was excellent on the day of the court matter and guided me through with ease, eventually winning the case and outlining the process afterwards. I cannot thank Sophie (and Max) enough for their excellent service and am grateful for her expertise during the whole process. 5/5.
Thanks for the professional service and for feeling safe in good hands.
Sophie handled my case well and got me a great result. Thanks heaps, Sophie.
I needed to utilise their services over the last couple of weeks and I am blown away by their professionalism and quality of service. Sophie Ogborne did an amazing job. Thank you so much for your help.