Full Name: Laura Johnston
Phone: +61 3 9225 8320
Mobile: 0438 085 700
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers East
Room: 0701
Date of Admission: 17 Apr 2012
Called to the Bar: 26 Oct 2016
Qualifications: LLB (Hons), BA
Previous Occupation: Solicitor and Legal Associate


Laura comes to the bar with extensive experience in family law and related jurisdictions.  
Laura previously worked as a solicitor at Kenna Teasdale Lawyers.  She had the carriage of complex family law matters, both property and parenting. She also previously worked as Legal Associate for Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AM and the Honourable Peter Young QC, at the Family Court of Australia.
Laura graduated from Melbourne University with First Class Honours. She was awarded the Wright Prize, as the top ranked student in family law.
Laura has served as the Co-Chair of the Junior Family Lawyers’ Working Group of the Law Institute of Victoria. She was a member of the organising committee for the National Family Law Conference held in 2016.
Laura read with Minal Vohra. Her senior mentor was Martin Bartfeld QC.

Areas of Practice


Equity & Trusts

Family Law

  • Parenting Orders
  • Property Disputes

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

From 23 Nov 2016, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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