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Courtney joined Chambers in 2020 following the successful completion of her pupillage. She is happy to accept instructions across all of Chambers’ areas of practice. She is also a member of the Attorney General’s Junior Junior scheme.
Courtney read Law at Somerville College, Oxford, where she won the prize for the highest performance in Law Moderations within her college. During her time at Somerville, Courtney was an active member of her Junior Common Room, acting as Disabilities Officer. This involved advocating for and promoting the needs of disabled students in college and in the larger Oxford community. She was also Undergraduate Representative for the Bodleian Libraries’ Disability Sub-Committee.
Courtney was awarded the Hebe Plunkett Scholarship from Gray’s Inn to complete the BPTC. Courtney obtained a Distinction in her BPTC LLM, which focused on advocating for litigants-in-person in Family Law proceedings. Courtney also won the University of Law prize for professional ethics, having obtained the highest mark in her year.
During her BPTC year, Courtney taught debating within primary and secondary schools in disadvantaged areas through the Debate Mate programme.
As Claire van Overdijk’s pupil, Courtney gained experience in claims under the Inheritance (Provisions for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, and undertook research on inheritance tax matters in situations where the deceased’s domicile was disputed.
- Hebe Plunkett Scholar (Gray’s Inn – 2018-2019)
- Highest mark in Professional Ethics (University of Law – 2019)
- Highest mark in Law Moderations (Somerville College -2016)
Courtney Step-Marsden is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please click here.