Bonnie commenced her legal career in 2009 as a commercial litigator. Unfulfilled working at a large corporate firm, she left and was fortunate to find her passion: helping clients through the legal issues arising out of relationship breakdown. Since 2013 she has practiced primarily in family law. Her background in psychology and being a mother of two young children herself, she understands well the issues families face when dividing their assets and working out how parenting will continue after separation. Her priority is to ensure that legal processes are conducted with utmost respect and diligence so that not only the interests of the client are protected, but that any impact on other family members is minimised.
Bonnie has successfully assisted clients in all areas of family law including children’s matters, relocation cases, property division, spousal maintenance, child support and access claims by grandparents. She has appeared at the Federal Circuit Court, Family Court of Australia and Federal Court of Australia and advises on alternatives to Court such as Mediation and Collaborative Law. She also represents children at Court as an Independent Children’s Lawyer, which has developed her understanding of the best interests of the child and mechanisms to ensure outcomes are child focused.
Bonnie is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court and High Court of Australia. Bonnie completed her law degree at the University of Melbourne and her postgraduate diploma in legal practice at the College of Law Melbourne.
When Bonnie is not assisting clients navigate the legal system, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends or reading up on human behaviour and philosophy.