Stephanie Panchkowry

Pupil Barrister


is currently a pupil-barrister in her second six here at Strand Chambers and is now attending courts across England and Wales to advocate on behalf of all manner of clients, under instruction from an authorized person.

Stephanie’s working style is sharp and focused and driven. Since joining Strand Chambers she has delivered work in several areas of law. Here are some examples:

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Property law
Stephanie has been involved in cases of possession orders, party-wall matters, landlord and tenant disputes, unlawful evictions and committal hearings.
Family Law
In the area of family law thus far Stephanie has had a particular focus on financial remedy proceedings and children act proceedings. She has a good knowledge of the appeal process within Family Law matters; with many of the cases she has been involved in appealing the decision, including decisions on costs. She was involved in an appeal on a settlement agreement resulting from the dissolution of a marriage. This concerned child maintenance and spousal maintenance issues. Stephanie is representing an appellant at the Central Family Court who is challenging a Polish maintenance order.
Motoring Offences
She recently advocated successfully for the defence in a motoring matter involving setting aside default judgment and she has represented defendants in hearings-before-trial for drink driving.
Wills and Probate
Experienced in the areas of wills and trusts, in particular looking at the enforceability of wills.
Qualifications and Previous Experience
Stephanie graduated with a First Class LL.B Honours degree in 2010 and was awarded a £14,000 Lord Denning Scholarship and a Hardwicke Entrance Award from Lincoln’s Inn in the same year. Since then she achieved an LL.M in law with Merit in 2013. She has received a number of awards and scholarships during her time at university, including the best second year student and the best undergraduate in public law. Stephanie has worked as a legal assistant and paralegal in a range of different specialisms, including commercial litigation working with the Libyan Investment Authority in a multi-billion pound litigation dispute. She has also been involved in pro bono work, including for the Free Representation Unit on employment-related issues, in addition to landlord and tenant matters.