Stephanie’s practice is principally in criminal law.
She appears in all courts and tribunals in Victoria, in all criminal and quasi-criminal matters, including royal commissions, coronial inquests, the mental health tribunal, VOCAT applications and other disciplinary tribunals. She also accepts interstate briefs.
Stephanie regularly appears in the summary and indictable jurisdictions, in contested hearings, conviction and sentence appeals, bail applications, coronial inquests, committals, pleas and trials. She has also appeared in the Royal Commission (Police Informants), the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Court of Appeal.
Stephanie also specialises in written advocacy and drafting advice relating to occupational health and safety, the rules of evidence, criminal procedure, sentencing, and 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. As a solicitor, Stephanie's practice included bail applications, ancillary applications, complex trials and pleas in the County and Supreme Courts, and contested committal hearings in the Magistrates' Court.
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.
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