Stephanie C.B. Brenker

ADMITTED  2014    BAR  2020

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Stephanie C.B. Brenker, BCL (Oxon), JD, BA (Melb)


  • Administrative Law
  • Arbitrators International
  • Banking and Finance
  • Commercial Law
  • Common Law
  • Competition Law
  • Constitutional
  • Contract
  • Corporations
  • Employment / Industrial
  • Environment
  • Equal Opportunity / Discrimination
  • Equity / Equitable Relief / Trusts
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration / Migration
  • International / Conflicts of Law
  • Native Title
  • Personal Injuries
  • Public Law




Stephanie Carmela Batsakis Brenker has a broad civil practice, practising in commercial law, public law and tort .

Before coming to the Bar, Stephanie was an Associate to the Hon Justice M M Gordon AC at the High Court of Australia.

Stephanie also practised in London and Tokyo as a solicitor in commercial litigation and arbitration: first, as a graduate solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP and then as an associate in general commercial, and banking and finance, litigation at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP.

Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Oxford, where she attended on an Allan Myers QC Scholarship. She also holds two first class honours degrees from the University of Melbourne: an undergraduate degree in Arts, which she attended as a Melbourne National Scholar, and a Juris Doctor degree in Law, where she was awarded the Joan Rosanove QC Memorial Prize.

Stephanie read with Meg O’Sullivan KC and her senior mentor was Rowena Orr KC.

Selected cases:

Class actions (commercial and common law)

Commercial (other)

Public law

Common law (other)

  • Healy v Bird [2022] VSC 823 (successfully defended strike-out application in proceeding alleging novel duties against Catholic Diocese of Ballarat) (unled for hearing of application; led by L de Ferrari SC in matter generally).
  • Jackson v Jones [2021] VCC 638 (acting for successful plaintiff in seven-day personal injury and battery trial, obtaining judgment and damages for the plaintiff) (led by P Hayes KC).
  • Chen v Gibson Importing Co (Aust) Pty Ltd, Supreme Court of Victoria, 2020 (acting for plaintiff pro bono in ten-day personal injury trial, settled on the tenth day) (led by F McLeod SC and B Johnson).


Daniel Pollak Readers’ Award for first-year pro bono advocacy (2021).

From 8 May 2020, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation