66 Wentworth Street, Sydney, NS, B1P 6T4

Emma Astephen

Emma Astephen joined Sampson McPhee in 2016. After receiving her Business Degree at Athabasca University in Alberta, she then moved to the land down under completing her Juris Doctor at Bond University in Australia. Emma has since returned to Cape Breton where she was born and raised and is thrilled to be living back home.

Emma has developed her practice with a particular focus in the area of family law. She has advised and assisted clients with a variety of family law subjects such as separation agreements, divorce, custody and access, child and spousal support, as well as Child Protection matters.

Additionally, she practices in the areas of wills & estates and real estate & property.


  • Bar Admission: Nova Scotia, 2016
  • NCA Certificate of Qualification, 2014
  • Juris Doctor,Bond University, 2014
  • Bachelor of Management, Athabasca University, 2012


  • Nova Scotia Barristers Society
  • Cape Breton Barristers Society

Practice Areas:

  • Family Law
  • Real Estate & Property
  • Wills and Estates

Assistant information

Name: Elizabeth Ross

Direct line: 902.563.5912

Email: eross@sampsonmcphee.com

Contact information

Direct line: 902.563.7070

Email: eastephen@sampsonmcphee.com