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Stephanie Roughton

Senior Solicitor

Stephanie graduated from the University of Wellington in 2012 with a LLB/BA in Law, Political Science and International Relations. 

Stephanie was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in September 2013, and began her career in law by assisting clients with criminal law and family law matters. She went on to advocate law reform in respect of anti-human trafficking and migrant exploitation issues within immigration, criminal and employment laws.

Stephanie has worked in public law matters with a strong focus on treaty claims since 2015, In this respect, she has represented a wide range of claimants including whanau, hapu and iwi before the Waitangi Tribunal with recent involvement in the Te Paparahi o te Raki Inquiry, the Porirua ki Manawatu District Inquiry and the North East Bay of Plenty District Inquiry, the Health Services and Outcomes Kaupapa Inquiry, the Mana Wāhine Kaupapa Inquiry, the Māori Military Veterans Kaupapa Inquiry and the Housing Policy and Services Kaupapa Inquiry and Te Rau o te Tika - Justice System Kaupapa Inquiry, as well as the Whakatohea and the Oranga Tamariki Urgencies. Steph is also part of the Māori Land team representing clients in the Wairiki and Hamilton Māori Land Courts. Steph also represents clients before High Court in relation to several Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) applications as well as representing defendants in the Manukau District Court.

You can contact Stephanie by email at

0800 37 10 37

Stephanie Roughton
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