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Stephanie Roughton

Senior Solicitor

Stephanie spent her twenties living and working in the United Kingdom and Europe for non-for-profit organisations. In 2007, she returned home to New Zealand to study law and 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 New Zelaand labour 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, Mana Wahine, the Maori Military Veterans and the Housing Policy and Services Kaupapa Inquiries and Te Rau o te Tika - Justice System Kaupapa, as well as the Whakatohea and the Oranga Tamariki Urgencies. Steph is also part of the Maori Land team representing clients in the Wairiki and Hamilton Maori 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 Auckland, Waitakere and Manukau District Courts.


Stephanie Roughton
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