Joanna works exclusively in the area of Family Law. She has considerable experience in matters involving parenting, matrimonial and de facto property issues, divorce and child support.

She is also experienced in drafting and negotiating binding financial agreements (pre-nuptial agreements) for parties who are in, or about to enter into, a de facto relationship or who are getting married.

Joanna runs property and parenting cases in the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. Joanna also has experience in the Guardianship Tribunal.


  • Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Arts, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Masters of Law (Family Law), Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Law Society of NSW
  • Women Lawyers Association of New South Wales
  • Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia
  • Binding financial agreements (including pre, during and post marriage/relationships)
  • Child abduction (interstate and overseas)
  • Child support
  • Children and parenting issues
  • Collaborative family law
  • Defacto financial settlements
  • Divorce
  • Mediation
  • Property settlements
  • Superannuation