A senior associate at Moray & Agnew who has set her sights on partnership, Stephanie Bainat is a broadly experienced general insurance lawyer the industry is sure to see more of in future. Specialising in professional indemnity law, Bainat is particularly skilled in representing barristers in claims against them, and is a respected adviser to clients who have an in-depth understanding of the law and yet are themselves the target of litigious action. Her achievements include achieving win/win outcomes in number of major cases, as well as advising government contractors in matters such as personal injury cases. Bainat is said to understand both the rigours and rewards of choosing a career in the legal profession, including the impetus to ‘stay on top of everything’. However, while appreciating the need to be highly organised, the value of prioritising effectively and the ability to cut through and work around obstacles, as a mother who works part-time at the fi rm, Bainat is also an ambassador for work-life balance. She hopes that working towards her goals will encourage other young lawyers to follow their ambitions for partnership and achieve the rewards that brings, while not having to sacrifi ce everything else in their lives.