Stephanie is an experienced litigator who spends most of her time defending professional indemnity claims in the NSW Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. Stephanie’s greatest legal achievement was a trip to the High Court for a hearing before the full bench! She also has experience in financial lines, D&O matters, class actions and other commercial matters.
Stephanie primarily acts for lawyers in defending claims made against them. This ensures Stephanie has a well-rounded insight into the legal industry and an understanding of many areas of law. She also defends other professionals in professional negligence matters, provides coverage advice to insurers and from time to time acts for clients in general commercial matters.
Stephanie works with domestic and international professional indemnity, financial lines and D&O insurers.
Stephanie has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Science (Physiology) from the University of New England.
Aside from some paralegal work Stephanie did whilst studying, Stephanie has been at Sparkes the entirety of her legal career.
Stephanie’s greatest love is ballet, having practised it since she was little and completed various exams (including one at age 30!). Stephanie considers it a great form of exercise and gives her the best excuse to avoid the gym. Stephanie also enjoys baking, playing board games and trips to the park with her young family and friends.