Stephanie specialises in family, matrimonial and trust law, particularly in the areas of relationship property disputes and claims against estates and trusts. Stephanie advises couples on relationship property agreements, both at the commencement of a relationship and on separation. Stephanie's other practice areas include applications for the appointment of property managers and welfare guardians, parenting orders and agreements, paternity and adoptions, child support and spousal support.
Stephanie joined Tompkins Wake in 2013 and became a partner in 2014. Stephanie leads Tompkins Wake's Family Law practice and has been named as a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.
"Stephanie Ambler is an outstanding partner in the estate, trust and relationship property litigation area. She has comprehensive knowledge and is responsive and cost-effective." – Client testimonial, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Dispute Resolution, 2021.
Areas of expertise: Adoption, care of children, child support, dissolution (divorce), international family law, relationship property disputes, spousal maintenance, trust litigation and dispute resolution, relationship property agreements, contracting out/pre-nuptial agreements.
- Doyles Guide, Leading Lawyer, Family and Relationship Property, 2021.
- Recommended Lawyer, Dispute Resolution, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 and 2021.
- Committee member of the NZLS Waikato/ Bay of Plenty Women in Law Association (2014-2020) and Hamilton Convenor of the Committee
- Her previous appointments include NZLS Standards Committee (2011 - 2013), NZLS Relationship Property Standing Committee (2008- 2009), Secretary of the Auckland Family Courts Association (2004 - 2006).