Stephanie qualified as a solicitor in 1991 after completing the Law Society Finals at the College of Law in Chester. Prior to that that she had qualified as a Legal Executive in 1987 and has
therefore been practicing family law for almost three decades. She is a member of the Law Society Family Law Panel and the Law Society Children's Panel.
She has extensive experience in all areas of family law but tends to specialise in care proceedings in which she acts for parents, children, grandparents and other parties involved in such proceedings. Care proceedings occur when the Local Authority seeks to remove a child from its birth family.