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Courtney Step-Marsden

Courtney Step-Marsden

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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 particularly interested in Employment Law, Court of Protection and Education work.  As a barrister with disabilities herself, Courtney is particularly interested in matters relating to disabilities, including disability discrimination.

Courtney is open to secondments, having recently been seconded to the Bank of England.  Courtney is also a member of the Attorney General’s Junior Junior Scheme.

During her pupillage, Courtney also gained experience in Disciplinary & Regulatory, Personal Injury, Private Client and International Work.

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.

Public Law

Courtney has experience in Court of Protection Matters, addressing the appointment of litigation friends, capacity and suitable placements.  As Claire van Overdijk’s pupil, Courtney also experienced matters relating to deputyship.

Courtney has an interest in Education Law, and has represented parents and Local Authorities in appeals of EHC Plans.


  • 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.

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