BA, LLB (Hons)

Steph has 26 years legal experience.  Prior to joining forces with Johanna, Steph practised as a sole practitioner for 6 years.  Steph previously worked for a large commercial law firm (Russell McVeagh, Wellington), as a Crown Counsel in the Employment and Education team of The Crown Law Office, and as an employment lawyer for human resources specialists Right Management Consultants (formerly Greene Hanson, and The Empower Group).  Steph was a founding author of Brookers District Court Procedure. 

Steph is the Convenor of the Wellington Women Lawyers' Association.  She is a Trustee of Mary Potter Hospice and a Director of the Mary Potter Apartment Company. Steph is Acting Chief Judge on the judging panel for the Electra Business Awards (Kapiti-Horowhenua).

Steph is recognised as a highly effective senior employment advisor and advocate.  She is a skilled conference and workshop presenter, and has developed a specialist expertise in undertaking independent investigations and reviews.

In January 2018, Steph was appointed by New Zealand Rugby as its Independent Complaints Service Manager.  For more information, please click here.  For any media queries regarding the Complaints Management Service please contact

Phone: +64 4 550 4063
Mobile: +64 27 280 3444