Stephanie joined the firm's Family Department in 2019 as a Legal Executive, having worked in the family law arena since 2016 as a Paralegal/Legal Assistant.
Stephanie graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2012. She then went on to study the Bar Professional Training Course at BPP in Leeds and was called to the Bar in 2015.
Stephanie can offer advice and guidance in both public and private family law, managing her own caseload from start to finish, under the supervision of Tanya Bloomfield.
In Private Family Law, Stephanie specialises in cohabitee disputes or agreements, dissolution of Civil Partnerships, divorce, domestic violence protection, financial proceedings, financial settlements, pre-nuptial or pre-civil partnership agreements, property disputes or proceedings, separation, family court proceedings and change of name deeds
In Public Family Law, Stephanie is experienced in assisting Solicitors and Counsel with the day to day management of complex care proceedings including non-accidental injuries and fatalities and serious sexual abuse. This includes applications for a Supervision Order, Emergency Protection Order, Secure Accommodation Order and Education Supervision Orders, Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders and Forced Marriage Protection Orders.
Areas Of Interest
Stephanie has a passion for researching and keeping up to date with legislative and case law developments to inform her blogs.
Stephanie enjoys networking to forge connections with professionals in a variety of fields and industries, therefore she can signpost clients to other local professionals that can also assist with their matter e.g. Mediators, Independent Financial Advisors and Counsellors.
Stephanie enjoys the opportunity to participate in advocacy and can appear before District Judges.
Stephanie has worked with vulnerable clients e.g. volunteering for Victim Support whilst at University and providing free legal advice at a local Women’s Aid clinic on domestic violence issues, and is an IDAS Champion.
Stephanie has a genuine interest in the overarching legal framework relating to the protection of children extending to wide ranging human rights issues. She spent 3 months on a Human Rights Internship in Ghana and she was the Student Director of the BPP Human Rights Unit whilst on her bar course.
Stephanie is a member of Resolution which is a specialist group of family practitioners, Women Lawyers North East, Tees Valley Junior Lawyers Division, and Lincoln's Inn.
Stephanie was awarded the Hardwicke Entrance Award and Mary MacMurray Scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn.