Stephanie is an Australian qualified lawyer with strong post qualification experience specialising in the conduct and management of high value, complex, and high profile commercial disputes. Stephanie also has experience running and junioring informal and court programmed mediation conferences and other forms of ADR.
She also currently is assisting the Media team with the large scale NGN phone hacking litigation where Hamlins are Lead Solicitor, and the MGN phone hacking litigation.
Prior to joining Hamlins, Stephanie worked in house in the Enforcement Division of the Financial Reporting Council, the UK’s statutory audit regulator and corporate governance authority. She also worked in house as a senior litigation lawyer at a leading UK retail banking institution advising the bank on high value, complex litigation matters. Her experience in house has given her a true appreciation of clients’ key priorities in the management of their cases, particularly from a relationship and costs management perspective.
Stephanie qualified as a lawyer in Australia in 2011. Prior to relocating to the UK, she worked at leading national Australian law firms as a commercial litigator with a focus on banking and insolvency litigation matters. Key clients whilst in practice in Australia included the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Westpac, National Australia Bank, the Australian Taxation Office, and the “Big 4” accounting firms. Whilst in practice in Australia she also regularly appeared as counsel and acted as instructing solicitor in every Western Australian and Federal court in interlocutory and final hearings.