Stephanie accepts briefs in all areas of criminal law and quasi-criminal law, including administrative and regulatory matters. She is an experienced criminal advocate and has appeared for clients in a range of contested hearings in both the Magistrates’ Court and County Court.
Stephanie has also appeared as junior counsel in a number of complex County Court trials.
Stephanie has appeared in a range of criminal defence matters, including proceedings involving homicide, dangerous driving, complex fraud, sexual offences, violent offences and drug trafficking. This has included both state and Commonwealth offences.
Stephanie regularly appears in disciplinary proceedings and has specific experience in matters involving health practitioners subject to Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009. She also has a strong interest in post-sentence applications and reviews, including Supervision Order proceedings and Crimes (Mental Impairment) hearings. Stephanie accepts briefs in coronial inquests, OH&S matters and other quasi-criminal work, including council prosecutions.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Stephanie worked as a Senior Lawyer at Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) in the Indictable Crime Team, which included regular appearances as a solicitor advocate.
Stephanie began her career as a solicitor at the Office of Public Prosecutions. There, she gained experience in a broad range of indictable matters and developed specialised knowledge in sexual offences.
Stephanie graduated from the Australian National University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Laws with first class honours and a Bachelor of Arts.
Stephanie has been selected as a participant in VLA’s Trial Counsel Development Program for 2019 and is a member of the VLA Preferred Barrister List. Stephanie read with Georgina Coghlan and her senior mentor was Julian McMahon AC SC.
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