Sophie Bolzonello

Senior Associate (Australian Qualified)


Sophie is a Senior Associate, Australian Qualified, in Kingsley Napley’s Regulatory department

Sophie specialises in advising regulated professionals and bodies on compliance, in investigations and in respect of disciplinary proceedings and enforcement action. She also advises regulators on policy, governance, prosecutions and litigation. 

Sophie focuses on the department’s core practices of defending regulated individuals and bodies, particularly in the legal services and financial sectors and advises regulators and public bodies.

She has extensive experience working for professional regulators and organisations concerning statutory compliance and advising on and prosecuting regulated professionals in the building and health sectors, including prosecuting on behalf of the Health and Care Professions Council. Sophie has also advised on complex statutory interpretation for health and building sectors, and drafted policies and procedures to implement statutory requirements for professional regulators and public and private organisations. 

Prior to moving to Kingsley Napley LLP, Sophie qualified in Melbourne, Australia in 2016 where she worked in public law, professional regulation and aged care and focused on various sectors including health, building and disability.

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