Stephanie’s practice is principally in criminal and quasi criminal law matters, including inquests and police torts.
Areas of Expertise
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Public Law & Administrative Law
She appears in all courts and tribunals in Victoria, including royal commissions, coronial inquests, civil litigation, council matters (criminal and enforcement) and other disciplinary tribunals.
She also accepts interstate briefs, appearing regularly in trials and pleas.
Stephanie is on the Legal Aid preferred trial barrister list and has an Indictable Crime Certificate (ICC).
She regularly appears in both the summary and indictable jurisdictions in committals, trials, pleas, appeals, contested hearings, bail applications, coronial inquests, commissions and inquiries.
She has routinely appeared in the Supreme Court of Victoria , the Court of Appeal, and in the Royal Commission (Police Informants) for an "affected person".
Stephanie also specialises in written advocacy and drafting advice relating to police misconduct, occupational health and safety, the rules of evidence, criminal procedure, sentencing, mental impairment and fitness to stand trial.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Stephanie spent five years as a solicitor with experience preparing a wide range of matters, including serious sex offences, serious assaults, homicide, property offences, arson, fraud, drug offences and family violence in the County and Supreme Courts.
Stephanie has undertaken cultural awareness training provided by Koorie Heritage Trust.
Stephanie has a Bachelor of Arts (Criminology) from the University of Melbourne, a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University, and a Master of Laws (International Criminal Law) from the University of Melbourne.