Stephanie is an an experienced property litigation solicitor with particular expertise in disputes involving title conditions. She also has considerable experience in the interpretation of property contracts, including missives, leases, assignations and deeds of variation. She aims to resolve clients' disputes without the need for court action but has experience in the sheriff courts and Court of Session as well as the Lands Tribunal and Land Court and can pursue and defend actions in these courts where appropriate. Recently, Stephanie has provided training to clients and contacts on dilapidations litigation and wayleaves.
Stephanie also has wide ranging commercial litigation experience. She recently played a key part in a team advising a major UK utility in an investigation into its complaint resolution, call handling and billing processes, during and following the utility’s implementation of a new IT system. She also regularly advises in relation to interpretation of contractual provisions and breach of contract claims, and has recently provided training to clients and contacts on the impact of the Supreme Court's decision in Arnold v Britton  UKSC 36.
Stephanie's diverse client base includes pension funds with Scottish assets, shopping centres, developers and landowners, as well as tenants and high net worth individuals.
Prior to joining Shepherd and Wedderburn, Stephanie was seconded to work as in-house legal Counsel to a major oil and gas company which gave her an insight into instructing external solicitors and she is excellent at seeing things from the client's perspective. Financial and reputational risk are forefront in Stephanie's mind during any litigation.
Stephanie takes commercial approach to her clients' disputes and is valued for her concise and practical advice.