Stephanie Nicolle read English at Durham University and graduated with first class honours in English Language and Literature. Returning to Jersey she joined the Judicial Greffe as a law trainee. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1976 and the Jersey Bar in 1978. In 1982 she joined the Law Officers\' Department as a Legal Advixer, and was subsequently appointed a Crown Advocate. She held the office of Solicitor General from 1994 to 2008. For some years she was a member of the Editorial Board of the Jersey Law Review (now the Jersey and Guernsey Law Review). She is the co-author, with Paul Matthews, of The Jersey Law of Property. She is currently working on outline Guides to the Law of Succession and the Law of Immovable Property.