Stephanie’s practice is in criminal law, she accepts both defence and prosecution briefs. She appears in all Courts and Tribunals in Victoria, primarily in criminal and quasi criminal matters, such as coronial inquests, mental health tribunal, child protection matters, VOCAT applictions and other tribunals. She also accepts briefs for family matters in the Children's Court and intervention orders.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Stephanie spent one year as a graduate criminal lawyer and four years as a criminal solicitor with vast experience preparing a broad range of matters, including serious sex offences, serious assaults, homicide, property offences, arson, fraud, drug offences and family violence. Stephanie's practice included bail applications, ancillary applications, complex trials in the County and Supreme Courts, and contested committal hearings in the Magistrates' Court.
Stephanie also specialises in 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.
Stephanie is a highly effective communicator, and prides herself on her ability to quickly and appropriately build professional relationships with clients, stakeholders, witnesses and victims of crime.
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.
Stephanie read with Neill Hutton and her senior mentor is Andrew Tinney S.C.
To get in touch with Stephanie Wallace | or for more information please contact the Clerk on: +61 3 9225 7222 or firstname.lastname@example.org