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Petra Thomson
Principal Lawyer | Family Lawyer

Petra Thomson


Petra Thomson, Family Lawyer, has been practising in the area of family law in Melbourne since 1996 and is a highly skilled and well regarded practitioner.

She has expertise in property settlement and parenting matters under the Family Law Act including de facto property matters; residence, relocation, child support and child maintenance; spousal maintenance and divorce.

Petra has vast experience in drafting financial agreements in contemplation of marriage; for de facto couples; for parties during a marriage; and, following the breakdown of a marriage/relationship.

She is skilled in dealing with complex financial structures involving high net worth parties and legal issues relating to fraud, tax liabilities, intricate corporate and trust structures and transactions. 

Petra has a passion for family law and has developed an excellent understanding of the desires and the needs of her clients in relation to their individual family law matter. 

About Petra

When Petra isn't at work she loves spending time with her family and friends.  Petra has two children and is kept busy with their sporting and other activities.

She's a keen Carlton supporter and also enjoys a day at the races.


  • Bachelor of Arts - University of Tasmania
  • Bachelor of Laws - University of Tasmania


  • Supreme Court of Victoria - 1998
  • High Court of Australia - 1996

Memberships and Committees

  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Law Council of Australia, Family Law Section

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