Full Name: Pauline Chia
Phone: (03) 9225 6444
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers East
Date of Admission: 7 Apr 1997
Called to the Bar: 10 May 2018
Nationally Accredited Mediator: 26 Jul 2018
Qualifications: B.A, LL.B, LL.M
Previous Occupation: Solicitor

Other Languages Spoken

  • Cantonese
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin


Pauline was admitted to practice in 1997.  She holds degrees in Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Psychology and Criminology), Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws (Commercial Law).

Pauline has practised predominantly in family law, litigation and dispute resolution since 2000.  Her matters have included complex multi-million dollar property matters involving trusts and overseas assets, difficult parenting/children’s matters and intervention orders.

In addition, Pauline is a Nationally Accredited Mediator under the Australian National Mediator Accreditation System and has participated in mediations as Mediator and Counsel.

Pauline is also fluent in Chinese Mandarin, Hakka and Cantonese.

Prior to signing the Bar Roll, Pauline gained considerable experience in different areas of practice including family law, wills, commercial law, litigation and dispute resolution.  She often appeared as a solicitor advocate in the Family Court, Federal Circuit Court and other Victorian Courts and Tribunals.

After practising law for over 20 years, Pauline is sensitive to the needs of both solicitors and clients.  Further, with her effective negotiation skills and background in Psychology, Pauline aims to achieve the best possible and most practical outcome for her clients.

Pauline read with Joseph Melilli.  Her senior mentors are Martin Bartfeld QC and Leslie Glick QC.

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

  • Mediation

Family Law

  • Child Disputes
  • Parenting Orders
  • Property Disputes
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