Teresa is a highly-respected Senior Associate in Coleman Greig’s Family Law team, having joined the firm from Argyle Lawyers as part of our 2019 integration.
With extensive experience in both Family Law and Family Provisions (Disputed Estates/Succession Act), Teresa has a breadth of legal and practical knowledge across a broad range of family-related disputes and issues, and her expertise in both areas is beneficial to her clients.
Teresa has particular experience in complex financial matters, which often involve issues arising from family trusts, and parenting disputes. Teresa strives to resolve disputes by negotiated agreement, without the need to proceed to court, by providing her clients with practical, cost-effective advice. Teresa takes care to ensure that her clients are advised on all aspects of a property or parenting settlement to ensure a final resolution, and provides all the options to her clients for consideration. However, in circumstances where proceeding to court is necessary, she has extensive experience in running complex lengthy court cases instructing Senior Counsel, and takes particular care with the preparation of the necessary court documents and evidence to ensure her clients are fully prepared for their case.
Teresa effectively communicates with her clients and always aims to provide practical advice aimed at reducing the issues in dispute where possible. Keeping her clients informed at all times, is a top priority for Teresa. Teresa understands the emotions that can come with disputes involving family members within both Family Law and Family Provision cases, and she takes the time to explain matters to her clients in a way that they will understand and with compassion. Teresa has particular expertise in communicating with clients of a non-English speaking background, and always ensures her clients have a clear understanding at all stages throughout the process.
Teresa regularly presents at internal seminars and enjoys exploring topical and interesting legal issues during these seminars so that her clients, and the wider community, can be informed on all the aspects and issues that can arise from family related disputes. Teresa is also a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and a valued member of the Law Society.
Outside of work, Teresa has a passion for wine and good quality food.