Sophie Pearson

Partner, Solicitor specialising in Family Law, Collaborative Law


Sophie Pearson is a Partner and the head of McLaughlins’ Family Law Division. Sophie has practised exclusively in Family and De facto Relationship Law since 1999.


Sophie has represented and provided advice to her clients in all areas of Family and De facto Relationship Law including:-



  • McLaughlins Commercial and Property Law
  • Property Settlement Matters
  • Division of property
  • Superannuation splitting
  • Strategic planning prior to separation
  • Bankruptcy and its effects
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Taxation implication
  • Asset protection and Pre-Nuptial type agreements
  • Company and Family Trust issues
  • Parenting Matters
  • Equal shared parental responsibility
  • The times the children will live with and spend time with each parent
  • Parenting plans and consent orders
  • Child Support issues
  • Relocation and recovery of children
  • Children travelling within Australia and internationally

Sophie has extensive experience in representing her clients in mediations and through the negotiation process. If your matter requires the involvement of the Court then her clients have appreciated her excellent drafting skills in the preparation of Court documentation and Sophie is an experienced litigator with many years of Court experience extending back to 1994.

Sophie is acutely aware that each matter is unique and will provide you with realistic commercial advice and creative options in a confidential and sympathetic environment.


“Can’t thank you enough for your support both professionally and personally.”

“Just a little thank you to let you know I really appreciate your advice. It’s great to have a female to look up to in the profession”

“Thank you so much, more than happy with the result”

“I have really appreciated your advice and the assistance of your secretaries”

“Sophie treated me like a person, not just one of her clients. She understood the importance of my matter to me.”

“Thank you for all you have done for me. Representing me, guiding me and speaking to me positively and giving me strength and focus to work again.”