Stephanie Hickman, QC
Legal Assistant

Stephanie is a partner in the St. John’s office of Cox & Palmer and has extensive experience in contractual negotiation and claims management for large construction projects.  Stephanie acts for sureties and owners in all aspects of construction law, including Mechanics’ Liens, design-build drafting and negotiation, general contractual matters and litigation.

Stephanie is a member of the energy and natural resources practice group and has dealt with the Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Regulatory regime, litigation, contractual and project development issues in this sector for over 15 years.

Stephanie has also handled complex corporate and commercial transactions for local and international companies, including financing in the sale and acquisition of operations and business assets, and contract review and negotiation.


Bar Admission

  • Newfoundland and Labrador (1996)

Law School

  • University of New Brunswick


  • Memorial University of Newfoundland (B.A. 1990)
  • University of New Brunswick (LL.B. 1995)

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Fellow – Construction Lawyers Society of America
  • Member – Diversity Law Institute
  • Member – Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
  • Presenter to Newfoundland & Labrador Construction Association (NLCA) on construction law issues

Activities Within Firm

  • Chair, Regional Construction Law Practice Group
  • Chair, St. John’s Oil & Gas Practice Group
  • Co-Chair, St. John’s Construction Law Practice Group
  • Member, Regional Diversity Committee
  • Former Member, Management Committee

Community & Volunteer Activities

  • Member, Newfoundland & Labrador Oil and Gas Industry Development Council
  • Activator – SheEO’s Act of Radical Generosity
  • Former Director, Newfoundland & Labrador Construction Association
  • Former Chair, Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador

Law Society Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Newfoundland & Labrador


  • English