Stephanie Koumbarakos Trainee Lawyer

Stephanie commenced as a graduate lawyer in 2018, having completed a Bachelor of Arts (Politics and Journalism) and a Bachelor of Laws at Monash University.  Prior to this, Stephanie worked with KHQ Lawyers as a paralegal and later as a vacation clerk.

Stephanie comes to us with outstanding academic achievements, as well as a community mindset in her approach to providing legal solutions.  She has previously volunteered at a community legal service, and has undertaken research under the supervision of a Magistrate considering how our court system can better approach the sentencing of mentally ill offenders.

Stephanie has a keen interest in the practice areas offered by KHQ Lawyers.  She is looking forward to developing a broad legal practice, while offering a personal legal service to meet the individual needs of our clients.

 

Latest News & Insights

Australia is boring when it comes to judicial appointments … when compared to the US!


Posted By on 19/10/18 at 11:47 AM

The American Senate voted 50-48 confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the most recently appointed member of the American Supreme Court.  The appointment was preceded by divisive political debate after allegations surfaced that Judge Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted women while in high school and college.  Judge Kavanaugh was Donald Trump’s candidate for a seat on the Supreme … Read more

Fake honey products – producers in a sticky situation


Posted By on 17/09/18 at 2:41 PM

By Stephanie Koumbarakos (Trainee Lawyer) and Koula Politis (Senior Associate) Australia’s largest honey company, Capilano, is one of the retail brands stung for producing adulterated honey products sold in Australian retail outlets.  The complaints arose after 28 samples of various brands tested by a leading international laboratory were found to contain ingredients other than honey. … Read more

Tough gig for workers


Posted By on 17/07/18 at 2:05 PM

In May 2018, Greens MP, Adam Bandt introduced the Fair Work Amendment (Making Australia More Equal) Bill into parliament.  The bill is targeted at gig economy workers (also known as “sharing” economy workers), such as Ubereats drivers and Deliveroo bicycle riders. Currently, these workers are considered to be independent contractors rather than employees and as a … Read more