Stephanie studied English Literature and History at London Metropolitan University. After deciding on law she stayed on to study for her Common Professional Exam and the Legal Practice Course, in which she achieved a distinction.
Stephanie represents clients at every stage in the criminal process. She is a fully qualified duty solicitor and is experienced at representing clients in the police station and before the magistrates’ court. She has a wide and varied case load that includes a range of offences from minor motoring offences, theft, public order and drug offences through to more serious and complex crimes of fraud, manslaughter, robbery and grievous bodily harm.
At Lansbury Worthington she has demonstrated an excellent rapport with clients who place their confidence in her knowing that the job will be done to the highest standards. She will always go the extra mile and with her meticulous attention to detail she frequently achieves excellent results.
Stephanie also specialises in assisting vulnerable people. She represents people with both Mental Health and Learning Difficulties in the police station and at court. She is adept at recognising the complexities that either, or both, type of condition can bring to a case and can help the client navigate a stressful time. This includes being able to recognise when someone may require the assistance of intermediary support at court and she is proficient at making successful applications for funding and at the court for this type of help for her clients.
Moreover, Miss Whitfield has developed a knowledge of the modern slavery defence and how this defence works in practice. She is skilled at being able to identify when a situation may fall within the scope of this defence and what is needed to successfully present a case to the Single Competent Authority and the court.