Stephanie’s practice is principally in criminal law, where she accepts briefs for both defence and prosecution.
She appears in all courts and tribunals in Victoria, primarily in criminal and quasi-criminal matters, including coronial inquests, the mental health tribunal, child protection, VOCAT applications and other tribunals.
Since coming to the Bar, Stephanie has appeared for both defence and the prosecution in the summary and indictable jurisdictions, in a number of contested hearings, conviction and sentence appeals, bail applications, committals and pleas. She has also appeared unled in 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 criminal 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 is a highly effective communicator, and prides herself on her ability to quickly and appropriately build professional relationships with clients, stakeholders, and witnesses.
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 was Andrew Tinney S.C (now the The Honourable Justice Tinney of the Supreme Court of Victoria).
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