Stephanie Coker joins 5SAH family team.
We are delighted to announce that Stephanie Coker joins our Family Team. Stephanie practices exclusively in Family Law and is a qualified mediator.
Stephanie has a busy financial remedies practice. She regularly accepts instructions in matters involving businesses, pensions, non-matrimonial property, disclosure issues, enforcement and variation applications and interim remedies. Stephanie welcomes instructions in cases dealing with the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984.
Cohabitee Disputes (TOLATA)
Stephanie’s background in property and understanding of the CPR makes her well suited to advising and attending on claims concerning TOLATA and Proprietary Estoppel. She has successfully represented clients at all stages from initial advice to final hearings.
Stephanie represents parents and children through their Guardians in Children Act proceedings from the FHDRA to final hearings. Many of these applications involve parallel Family Law Act applications. She is confident in dealing with matters involving issues of sexual abuse, mental health, parental alienation, and intractable disputes. She also has experience in representing clients in multi-day fact-finding hearings.
International Family Law & Public Children
Stephanie is able to represent clients in matters involving forced marriage, FGM, child abduction and other international family work. Stephanie has experience in public children matters having worked within the child protection department in a local authority and being exposed to this work during pupillage. In addition, she has a 4-year period of doctoral research that considered children, harm, risk, and welfare, which also feeds into her public children work.
Prior to joining the Bar, Stephanie worked at leading law firms in which she gained a wealth of experience in contentious and non-contentious property matters. Stephanie prides herself in her personability and ability to give clear and commercially minded advice to clients. She also accepts instructions direct from the public under the Direct Access Scheme.
In addition to her practice, Stephanie has acted as an Associate Lecturer at Kent Law School where her teaching responsibilities spanned across Land Law, Family Law, and Foundations of Property.
Stephanie is committed to social justice and pro bono work. She is a Committee Member of the Bar Council Pro Bono and Social Responsibility Committee. She also recently completed the Advocate “25 for 25” challenge providing over 25 hours of pro bono advice and representation in the last year.
Outside of practice, she is a blogger and assists with preparing case summaries for the Financial Remedies Journal.