Solicitor / Mediator
Steph qualified as a solicitor in 2003, after training with award winning Legal 500 and local Norwich firm, MJP solicitors. After heading their family department, Steph moved to FLC in 2006 and subsequently became a director in the company.
Originally a Lancashire lass, Steph takes a down to earth, no nonsense approach. The family lawyers’ group, Resolution, operates a rigorous accreditation scheme so that the public can recognise those lawyers who are truly family law specialists. Steph is an accredited Resolution specialist in divorce finance and domestic abuse cases, and she also holds The Law Society’s own family law panel accreditation.
Steph is sympathetic, clear and approachable and she works hard to help her clients through life’s challenges, using her legal skills to achieve realistic goals. Steph enjoys the mix of client contact and court experience that working in family law provides. She is a sensitive and courteous yet determined lawyer, with an approach rooted in common sense. She always acts with consideration, respect and honesty.
Steph’s clients say of her:
“She was a star for me and kept me on the straight and narrow. She kept the light shining at the end of the tunnel. She was a pleasure to work with from a professional point of view and also personal.”
“She helped make a difficult time a lot easier to deal with and move on from. I appreciated her honesty and straight talking.” Steph has recently trained as a family mediator, and will be working alongside experienced family mediator, Anita Smith, in the firm’s family mediation service.
Steph is married to Tom, a landscape designer, and they have a young son, Joseph, who keeps Steph busy when she’s not at work. In her spare time, Steph likes to walk her dog, Ralph, and is an avid baker and cake decorator.