Members of Chambers

Stephanie Coker

Called: 2015

Stephanie Coker

Practice Profile

Stephanie joined Chambers as a pupil in October 2018.

Prior to commencing pupillage, Stephanie spent just over 9 months working at The Royal Borough of Greenwich providing administrative support in Child Protection Conferences and Legal Planning Meetings. During her time at Greenwich, she was exposed to a range of child protection issues, including physical, emotional and sexual abuse and neglect, which provided an insight into care proceedings. Through this work, Stephanie gained awareness of child protection issues from a Local Authority’s standpoint as well as an appreciation of the issues faced by parents.

Stephanie also assisted Mr Zimran Samuel as a legal researcher on a voluntary basis. In that capacity, she undertook research on Female Genital Mutilation and gained knowledge of the legal framework in this area as well as the challenges this practice presents to child protection. Whilst the nature of this work was very sensitive, the experience developed her passion of addressing complex cultural issues that arise in child protection.

Stephanie has also worked as a paralegal at Mishcon de Reya and Herbert Smith Freehills in which she gained experience of contentious and non-contentious residential and commercial landlord and tenant matters. Her specialist LLM puts her in good stead to deal with matrimonial finance involving property, companies and complex jurisdictional issues, which she is keen to pursue in practice.

Specialist Practice Areas

Stephanie is keen to develop a mixed family and general civil practice.

Family

  • Financial remedies
  • Cohabitation disputes
  • Private Children Law
  • Public Children Law
  • Non-molestation Orders (Non-Mols

Civil

  • Residential Landlord and Tenant
  • Commercial Landlord and Tenant including disputed 1954 Act lease renewals
  • Possession claims
  • Claims for disrepair
  • Forfeiture
  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Contract claims

Education

  • LLB Law, University of Leicester (2013)
  • LLM International Commercial Law, University College London (2014)
  • Bar Professional Training Course, The University of Law (2015)
  • DPhil (Law), University of Leicester (Forthcoming)

Languages

  • French (Basic)

Professional Memberships

  • The Honourable Society of The Inner Temple

Hobbies and other interests

Outside professional life, Stephanie enjoys gospel singing, cooking, spending time with family and watching Netflix. When she isn’t doing these hobbies, she attempts to improve her basic French.